Archaeologies of Materiality
Edited by Lynn Meskell
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Archaeologies of Materiality by Lynn Meskell
Book DescriptionDrawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. * Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage. * Offers archaeological case studies ranging from prehistoric to contemporary contexts, from Neo-Assyria, South Africa, Argentina, Panama, and the United States. * Explores the idea of a material universe that is socially conceived and constructed, but that also shapes human experience in daily practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405136174
(235mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. * Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage.
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Author Biography - Lynn Meskell
Lynn Meskell (Ph.D. University of Cambridge) is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Social Archaeology and has published numerous articles and books including Archaeology under Fire (ed. 1998), Archaeologies of Social Life (Blackwell 1999), Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt (2001), Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience (with Rosemary Joyce, 2003), Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present (2004), Companion to Social Archaeology (ed. with Robert Preucel, Blackwell 2004), and Embedding Ethics (ed. with Peter Pels, 2005).
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