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Book
Archaeology After Interpretation
FSU Bookshelf
  • Benjamin Alberti, Framingham State University
Publication Date
7-1-2013
Editors
Benjamin Alberti, Andrew Meirion Jones, Joshua Pollard
Publisher
Left Coast Press
Keywords
  • Archaeology,
  • Antiquities
Subject
Archaeology -- Methodology, Antiquities -- Analysis
Department
Sociology
Description

A new generation of archaeologists has thrown down a challenge to post-processual theory, arguing that characterizing material symbols as arbitrary overlooks the material character and significance of artifacts. This volume showcases the significant departure from previous symbolic approaches that is underway in the discipline. It brings together key scholars advancing a variety of cutting edge approaches, each emphasizing an understanding of artifacts and materials not in terms of symbols but relationally, as a set of associations that compose people’s understanding of the world. Authors draw on a diversity of intellectual sources and case studies, paving a dynamic road ahead for archaeology as a discipline and theoretical approaches to material culture.

ISBN
FBC010
Citation Information
Benjamin Alberti. Archaeology After Interpretation. 1Walnut Creek, CA(2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benjamin_alberti/10/