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The Resource The archaeology of social boundaries, edited by Miriam T. Stark

The archaeology of social boundaries, edited by Miriam T. Stark

Label
The archaeology of social boundaries
Title
The archaeology of social boundaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Miriam T. Stark
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fourteen contributors examine an array of media - from ceramics and personal ornaments to architecture and site structure - in small-scale societies and apply methods from both sides of the Atlantic to explore how technical choices made in the creation of everyday objects can both reflect and define social boundaries. In chapters on prehistoric and historic societies that range from North America to Africa to Oceania, the authors suggest that variation in technical systems corresponds more closely than stylistic variation does to the boundaries between groups. They also address the question of whether modern concepts of ethnicity can be translated into archaeological terms."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stark, Miriam T
Series statement
Smithsonian series in archaeological inquiry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Material culture
  • Pottery, Prehistoric
  • Architecture, Prehistoric
  • Human territoriality
Label
The archaeology of social boundaries, edited by Miriam T. Stark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-339) and index
Contents
  • Illustrations and Tables
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Technical Choices and Social Boundaries in Material Culture Patterning: An Introduction/
  • Miriam T. Stark
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Social Boundaries, Technical Systems, and the Use of Space and Technology in the Kalahari/
  • Robert K. Hitchcock
  • Laurence E. Bartram, Jr.
  • p. 12
  • 3.
  • Material Culture, Social Fields, and Social Boundaries on the Sepik Coast of New Guinea/
  • Robert L. Welsch
  • John Edward Terrell
  • p. 50
  • 4.
  • Social and Technical Identity in a Clay Crystal Ball/
  • Olivier P. Gosselain
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Scale, Style, and Cultural Variation: Technological Traditions in the Northern Mandara Mountains/
  • Scott MacEachern
  • p. 107
  • 6.
  • Cultural Origins of Technical Choice: Unraveling Algonquian and Iroquoian Ceramic Traditions in the Northeast/
  • Elizabeth S. Chilton
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Technological Patterning and Social Boundaries: Ceramic Variability in Southern New England, A.D. 1000-1675/
  • Robert G. Goodby
  • p. 161
  • 8.
  • Coursed Adobe Architecture, Style, and Social Boundaries in the American Southwest/
  • Catherine Cameron
  • p. 183
  • p. 208
  • 9.
  • Social Boundaries and Technical Choices in Tonto Basin Prehistory/
  • Miriam T. Stark
  • Mark D. Elson
  • Jeffery J. Clark
  • 10.
  • Habitus, Techniques, Style: An Integrated Approach to the Social Understanding of Material Culture and Boundaries/
  • Michael Dietler
  • Ingrid Herbich
  • p. 232
  • 11.
  • Technology, Style, and Social Practices: Archaeological Approaches/
  • Michelle Hegmon
  • p. 264
  • References Cited.
  • p. 281
  • Index.
  • p. 341
Control code
DCLC9740202-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 362 p.
Isbn
9781560987796
Lccn
97040202
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The archaeology of social boundaries, edited by Miriam T. Stark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-339) and index
Contents
  • Illustrations and Tables
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Technical Choices and Social Boundaries in Material Culture Patterning: An Introduction/
  • Miriam T. Stark
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Social Boundaries, Technical Systems, and the Use of Space and Technology in the Kalahari/
  • Robert K. Hitchcock
  • Laurence E. Bartram, Jr.
  • p. 12
  • 3.
  • Material Culture, Social Fields, and Social Boundaries on the Sepik Coast of New Guinea/
  • Robert L. Welsch
  • John Edward Terrell
  • p. 50
  • 4.
  • Social and Technical Identity in a Clay Crystal Ball/
  • Olivier P. Gosselain
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Scale, Style, and Cultural Variation: Technological Traditions in the Northern Mandara Mountains/
  • Scott MacEachern
  • p. 107
  • 6.
  • Cultural Origins of Technical Choice: Unraveling Algonquian and Iroquoian Ceramic Traditions in the Northeast/
  • Elizabeth S. Chilton
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Technological Patterning and Social Boundaries: Ceramic Variability in Southern New England, A.D. 1000-1675/
  • Robert G. Goodby
  • p. 161
  • 8.
  • Coursed Adobe Architecture, Style, and Social Boundaries in the American Southwest/
  • Catherine Cameron
  • p. 183
  • p. 208
  • 9.
  • Social Boundaries and Technical Choices in Tonto Basin Prehistory/
  • Miriam T. Stark
  • Mark D. Elson
  • Jeffery J. Clark
  • 10.
  • Habitus, Techniques, Style: An Integrated Approach to the Social Understanding of Material Culture and Boundaries/
  • Michael Dietler
  • Ingrid Herbich
  • p. 232
  • 11.
  • Technology, Style, and Social Practices: Archaeological Approaches/
  • Michelle Hegmon
  • p. 264
  • References Cited.
  • p. 281
  • Index.
  • p. 341
Control code
DCLC9740202-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 362 p.
Isbn
9781560987796
Lccn
97040202
Other physical details
ill., maps

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