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The Resource Archaeological artefacts as material culture, Linda Hurcombe

Archaeological artefacts as material culture, Linda Hurcombe

Label
Archaeological artefacts as material culture
Title
Archaeological artefacts as material culture
Statement of responsibility
Linda Hurcombe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This colourful book combines practical and theoretical information to provide a fresh approach to analysing and interpreting artefacts. In its study of the used and modified objects unearthed during excavations and surveys, archaeological enquiry is already steeped in material culture: here, Linda Hurcombe shows how an awareness of the discipline can deepen our understanding of the social context of past cultures. She also explores the manner in which objects from the past become part of the present." "Issues of materiality and its perception lie at the heart of her discussion. Examining the characteristics of a full range of raw materials - organic, stone, clay and metal - and the objects made from them, Hurcombe explains how to approach these materials with a detailed analysis of methods and theories both scientific and sociological. Diverse approaches from a variety of disciplines are brought together, including the most recent research and developments, to provide an holistic overview of the field." "Including over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but will also enable the reader to develop a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Hurcombe, L. M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Material culture
  • Antiquities
  • Social archaeology
Label
Archaeological artefacts as material culture, Linda Hurcombe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Pt. I.
  • Deconstruction and analysis.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Artefacts from the ground.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Learning from contexts.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • Making sense of artefacts.
  • p. 54
  • 5.
  • Changing perspectives.
  • p. 91
  • Pt. II.
  • Materials and materiality.
  • p. 107
  • 6.
  • Materiality.
  • p. 109
  • 7.
  • Organic materials and artefacts.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • Stone materials and artefacts.
  • p. 146
  • 9.
  • Clay (and glass) materials and artefacts.
  • p. 166
  • 10.
  • Metal materials and artefacts.
  • p. 190
  • 11.
  • Artefacts as material culture: past, present, and future.
  • p. 209
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 212
  • Index.
  • p. 278
Control code
ocm85829134
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 286 p., [64] p. of plates
Isbn
9780415320924
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Archaeological artefacts as material culture, Linda Hurcombe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Pt. I.
  • Deconstruction and analysis.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Artefacts from the ground.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Learning from contexts.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • Making sense of artefacts.
  • p. 54
  • 5.
  • Changing perspectives.
  • p. 91
  • Pt. II.
  • Materials and materiality.
  • p. 107
  • 6.
  • Materiality.
  • p. 109
  • 7.
  • Organic materials and artefacts.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • Stone materials and artefacts.
  • p. 146
  • 9.
  • Clay (and glass) materials and artefacts.
  • p. 166
  • 10.
  • Metal materials and artefacts.
  • p. 190
  • 11.
  • Artefacts as material culture: past, present, and future.
  • p. 209
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 212
  • Index.
  • p. 278
Control code
ocm85829134
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 286 p., [64] p. of plates
Isbn
9780415320924
Other physical details
ill.

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