Description - A Companion to Social Archaeology by Lynn Meskell
The Companion to Social Archaeology is the first scholarly work to explore the encounter of social theory and archaeology over the past two decades.
Grouped into four sections - Knowledges, Identities, Places, and Politics - each of which is prefaced with a review essay that contextualizes the history and developments in social archaeology and related fields.
Draws together newer trends that are challenging established ways of understanding the past.
Includes contributions by leading scholars who instigated major theoretical trends.
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Author Biography - Lynn Meskell
Lynn Meskell is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. She is founding editor of the
Journal of Social Archaeology and her previous books include
Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics, and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (1998, ed.),
Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class etc. in Ancient Egypt (Blackwell, 1999),
Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt (2002),
Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience, (2003, with Rosemary Joyce), and
Object Worlds from Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present (2004).
Robert W. Preucel is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Curator of North American Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is editor of Processual and Postprocessual Archaeologies: Multiple Ways of Knowing the Past (1991), co-editor with Ian Hodder of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory (Blackwell, 1996), and editor of Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt: Identity, Meaning, and Renewal in the Pueblo World (2002).