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Description - Archaeology and Language by Roger Blench

Using language to date the origin and spread of food production, Archaeology and Language II represents ground-breaking work in synthesising two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. Archaeology and Lanaguage II examines in some detail how archaeological data can be interpreted through linguistic hypotheses. This collection demonstrates the possiblity that, where archaeological sequences are reasonably well-known, they might be tied into evidence of language diversification and thus produce absolute chronologies. Where there is evidence for migrations and expansions these can be explored through both disciplines to produce a richer interpretation of prehistory. Peter Bellwood, Dept. of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Roger Blench, CISPAL< Cambridge, UK, Bruce Connell, Institute of Socia

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415117616
ISBN-10: 0415117615
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roger Blench

Roger Blench is Research Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, London. Matthew Spriggs is Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University, Canberra.

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