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Interpreting archaeology : finding meaning in the past /

Other Authors: Hodder, Ian, (ed.)
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Processual, postprocessual and interpretive archaeologies / Michael Shanks and Ian Hodder
  • 2. Interpretive archaeologies: some themes and questions / Michael Shanks and Ian Hodder
  • 3. Interpretation in contemporary archaeology: some philosophical issues / Gavin Lucas
  • 4. Past realities / Mary Hesse
  • 5. Interpretive anthropology / Ernest Gellner
  • 6. The problems of origins: poststructuralism and beyond / Henrietta Moore
  • 7. The origins of meaning / Alexandra Alexandri
  • 8. Cognitive and behavioural complexity in non-human primates / Phyllis C. Lee
  • 9. Language and thought in evolutionary perspective / Robert A. Foley
  • 10. Talking to each other: why hominids bothered / James Steele
  • 11. Interpretation in the Palaeolithic / Clive Gamble
  • 12. Interpretation, writing and presenting the past / John Carman
  • 13. Writing on the countryside / Peter J. Fowler
  • 14. Can an African-American historical archaeology be an alternative voice? / Mark P. Leone et al.
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  • 15. 'Trojan forebears', 'peerless relics': the rhetoric of heritage claims / David Lowenthal
  • 16. A sense of place: a role for cognitive mapping in the 'postmodern' world? / Kevin Walsh
  • 17. The nature of history / Jonathan Last
  • 18. The French historical revolution: the Annales school / Aron Gurevich
  • 19. The relations between human and natural history in the construction of archaeology / Alain Schnapp
  • 20. Material culture in time / Ian Hodder
  • 21. Archaeology and the forms of history / Michael Shanks
  • 22. Railroading epistemology: Palaeoindians and women / Joan Gero
  • 23. Interpreting material culture: the trouble with text / Victor A. Buchli
  • 24. The visibility of the archaeological record and the interpretation of social reality / Felipe Criado
  • 25. Tombs and territories: material culture and multiple interpretation / Michael Parker Pearson
  • 26. Reconciling symbolic significance with being-in-the-world / Julian Thomas
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  • 27. Questions not to ask of Malagasy carvings / Maurice Bloch
  • 28. Knowing about the past / Colin Richards
  • Appendix: further comment on interpretive archaeologies.