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The Resource Ethnoarchaeology in action, Nicholas David, Carol Kramer

Ethnoarchaeology in action, Nicholas David, Carol Kramer

Label
Ethnoarchaeology in action
Title
Ethnoarchaeology in action
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas David, Carol Kramer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ethnoarchaeology first developed as the study of ethnographic material culture from archaeological perspectives. Over the past half century it has expanded its scope, especially to cultural and social anthropology. The authors' theoretical perspective embraces both the processualism of the New Archaeology and the post-processualism of the 1980s and 90s. A case-study approach enables a balanced global geographic and topical coverage, including consideration of materials in French and German
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
David, Nicholas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kramer, Carol
Series statement
Cambridge world archaeology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ethnoarchaeology
Label
Ethnoarchaeology in action, Nicholas David, Carol Kramer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 422-468) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Ethnoarchaeology: its nature, origins, and history -- Why ethnoarchaeology? -- The plan of this book -- The birth and definition of ethnoarchaeology -- A brief history of ethnoarchaeology -- The attractions of ethnoarchaeology -- Further reading -- 2 Theorizing ethnoarchaeology and analogy -- Explanation in social science -- Processual and contextual schools and styles of -- analysis -- Analogy -- Ethnoarchaeology and postprocessualism -- Further reading -- 3 Fieldwork and ethics -- Types of ethnoarchaeological research -- Assessment of field methods -- Challenges -- Professional ethics and the ethnoarchaeologist -- Further reading -- 4 Human residues: entering the archaeological context -- Middle range theory from S to A -- Deposits and sites -- Cycling, curation, lifespan -- Natural garbage and discarded meanings -- Abandonment -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 5 Fauna and subsistence / -- Fauna and their remains / -- Subsistence -- Conclusion: the importance of ethnography -- Further reading -- 6 Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, -- taxonomy -- Archaeological and ethnoarchaeological approaches -- Identification of artifact functions -- Techniques of manufacture -- Taxonomy, emics and etics -- A note on change -- Further reading -- 7 Style and the marking of boundaries: contrasting regional -- studies -- Style -- Style at work -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 8 Settlement: systems and patterns -- Settlement patterns and subsistence-settlement -- systems -- Hunters and gatherers -- Pastoralists -- Cultivators plus -- Concluding contrasts, mobility and sedentism -- Further reading -- 9 Site structures and activities -- Hunter-gatherer studies -- Nomadic pastoralists -- Mobile populations with domesticated animals -- Cultivators -- Engendered activities, engendered spaces? -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 10 Architecture -- "Vernacular" architecture -- Why the Willow Lake Dene build log cabins and tipis -- Architecture in the Islamic world -- Sukur: the chiefly production of space -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 11 Specialist craft production and apprenticeship -- Specialist craft production -- Organization of craft production -- Learning and apprenticeship -- Examples of craft specialization -- The ethnoarchaeology of iron smelting in Africa -- Blacksmiths and brasscasters -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 12 Trade and exchange -- Exchange, trade, and distribution -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 13 Mortuary practices, status, ideology, and systems of -- thought -- Mortuary practices, status, and ideology -- Ideology, domination, and resistance in other areas -- Linking technologies, objects, and social representations -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 14 Conclusions: ethnoarchaeology in context -- Ethnoarchaeology as contributor to archaeological -- theory and practice -- Career passages and the centrality of ethnoarchaeology -- Lack of institutionalization, increasing maturity -- The future -- Reflexivity -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm45394070
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 476 p.
Isbn
9780521661058
Lccn
00065127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Ethnoarchaeology in action, Nicholas David, Carol Kramer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 422-468) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Ethnoarchaeology: its nature, origins, and history -- Why ethnoarchaeology? -- The plan of this book -- The birth and definition of ethnoarchaeology -- A brief history of ethnoarchaeology -- The attractions of ethnoarchaeology -- Further reading -- 2 Theorizing ethnoarchaeology and analogy -- Explanation in social science -- Processual and contextual schools and styles of -- analysis -- Analogy -- Ethnoarchaeology and postprocessualism -- Further reading -- 3 Fieldwork and ethics -- Types of ethnoarchaeological research -- Assessment of field methods -- Challenges -- Professional ethics and the ethnoarchaeologist -- Further reading -- 4 Human residues: entering the archaeological context -- Middle range theory from S to A -- Deposits and sites -- Cycling, curation, lifespan -- Natural garbage and discarded meanings -- Abandonment -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 5 Fauna and subsistence / -- Fauna and their remains / -- Subsistence -- Conclusion: the importance of ethnography -- Further reading -- 6 Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, -- taxonomy -- Archaeological and ethnoarchaeological approaches -- Identification of artifact functions -- Techniques of manufacture -- Taxonomy, emics and etics -- A note on change -- Further reading -- 7 Style and the marking of boundaries: contrasting regional -- studies -- Style -- Style at work -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 8 Settlement: systems and patterns -- Settlement patterns and subsistence-settlement -- systems -- Hunters and gatherers -- Pastoralists -- Cultivators plus -- Concluding contrasts, mobility and sedentism -- Further reading -- 9 Site structures and activities -- Hunter-gatherer studies -- Nomadic pastoralists -- Mobile populations with domesticated animals -- Cultivators -- Engendered activities, engendered spaces? -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 10 Architecture -- "Vernacular" architecture -- Why the Willow Lake Dene build log cabins and tipis -- Architecture in the Islamic world -- Sukur: the chiefly production of space -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 11 Specialist craft production and apprenticeship -- Specialist craft production -- Organization of craft production -- Learning and apprenticeship -- Examples of craft specialization -- The ethnoarchaeology of iron smelting in Africa -- Blacksmiths and brasscasters -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 12 Trade and exchange -- Exchange, trade, and distribution -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 13 Mortuary practices, status, ideology, and systems of -- thought -- Mortuary practices, status, and ideology -- Ideology, domination, and resistance in other areas -- Linking technologies, objects, and social representations -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 14 Conclusions: ethnoarchaeology in context -- Ethnoarchaeology as contributor to archaeological -- theory and practice -- Career passages and the centrality of ethnoarchaeology -- Lack of institutionalization, increasing maturity -- The future -- Reflexivity -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm45394070
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 476 p.
Isbn
9780521661058
Lccn
00065127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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