The Archaeology of Personhood
An Anthropological Approach
By (author) Chris Fowler
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Archaeology of Personhood by Chris Fowler
Book DescriptionBringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies from European prehistoric archaeology, the book explores the connection between people, animals, objects, their societies and environments and investigates the relationship that jointly produces bodies, persons, communities and artefacts. The Archaeology of Personhood examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415317214
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Fowler
Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe, Hardback (March 2015)
The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic - from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta - offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation.
Emergent Past, Hardback (October 2013)» View all books by Chris Fowler
Fowler presents a detailed study of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices based on a reading of recent relational theories in archaeology and other disciplines. It provides the first ever synthesis of Early Bronze Age burials in Northeast England, examining a dataset of over 350 burials across 150 different archaeological sites.
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Author Biography - Chris Fowler
Chris Fowler held a Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship during 2000-2002 at the University of Manchester, where he now lectures. He is a specialist in the British Neolithic and archaeological theory, particularly focussing on concepts of the person and approaches to identity in the past
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