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The Uses of Style in Archaeology : New Directions in Archaeology - Margaret Wright Conkey

The Uses of Style in Archaeology

New Directions in Archaeology

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780521445764
Number Of Pages: 136

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This book brings together essays that illustrate the different uses and interpretations of style in archaeology. Style is a widely discussed and controversial issue, which has always been central for archaeological interpretation. The collection considers the history of style in archaeology, its relationship to the concept of style in art history and how stylistic analyses will differ according to different initial assumptions. The essays show how stylistic interpretation works at different levels and they debate stylistic terminologies and concepts. Although these essays show that there is no unified theory of style, they underline the importance of continuing creative discussion through different themes and individual case studies.

List of contributors
Experimenting with style in archaeology: some historical and theoretical issues
Style and history in art history
Style and ethnicity in archaeology: the case for isochrestism
Style as historical quality
Investigating style: an exploratory analysis of some Plains burials
Sociopolitical implications of stylistic variation in the American southwest
Style and iconography as legitimation in complex chiefdoms
Interaction, imitation and communication as expressed in style: the Ucayali experience
Is there a unity to style?
References cited
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ISBN: 9780521445764
ISBN-10: 0521445760
Series: New Directions in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 27.43  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32