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Author Alberti, Benjamin
Title Archaeology after Interpretation : Returning Materials to Archaeological Theory
Imprint Walnut Creek : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (419 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- 1. Archaeology after Interpretation - Andrew Meirion Jones and Benjamin Alberti (with contributions from Chris Fowler and Gavin Lucas) -- Part I: Relational Ontologies - Benjamin Alberti -- 2. Archaeology and Ontologies of Scale: The Case of Miniaturization in First-Millennium Northwest Argentina - Benjamin Alberti -- 3. Transmorphic Being, Corresponding Affect: Ontology and Rock Art in South-Central California - David W. Robinson -- 4. Carnival Times and the Semiopraxis of the Snake: Mining and the Politics of Knowledge - Alejandro Haber -- 5. Unstable Contexts: Relational Ontologies and Domestic Settings in Andean Northwest Argentina - Andrés Gustavo Laguens -- Part II: Working with Materials - Andrew Meirion Jones -- 6. Deception and (Mis)representation: Skeuomorphs, Materials, and Form - Chantal Conneller -- 7. Designing with Living: A Contextual Archaeology of Dependent Architecture - Lesley McFadyen -- 8. Archaeological Complexity: Materials, Multiplicity, and the Transitions to Agriculture in Britain - Andrew Meirion Jones and Emilie Sibbesson -- Part III: Assembling the Social - Joshua Pollard -- 9. From Ahu to Avebury: Monumentality, the Social, and Relational Ontologies - Joshua Pollard -- 10. Fields of Movement in the Ancient Woodlands of North America - Sarah E. Baires, Amanda J. Butler, B. Jacob Skousen, and Timothy R. Pauketat -- 11. Objects and Social Change: A Case Study from Saxo-Norman Southampton - Ben Jervis -- 12. Dynamic Assemblages, or the Past Is What Endures: Change and the Duration of Relations - Chris Fowler -- 13. Assembling Bodies, Making Worlds: An Archaeological Topology of Place - Marcus W.R. Brittain -- Part IV: Beyond Representation - Andrew Meirion Jones
14. Archaeological Visualization and the Manifestation of the Discipline: Model-Making at the Institute of Archaeology, London - Sara Perry -- 15. Articulating Relations: A Non-Representational View of Scandinavian Rock Art - Fredrik Fahlander -- 16. Materials of Affect: Miniatures in the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 550-1050) - Ing-Marie Back Danielsson -- 17. Representational Approaches to Irish Passage Tombs: Legacies, Burdens, Opportunities - Andrew Cochrane -- 18. Afterword: Archaeology and the Science of New Objects - Gavin Lucas -- Index -- About the Authors
A new generation of archaeologists has thrown down a challenge to post-processual theory, arguing that characterizing material symbols as arbitrary overlooks the material character and significance of artifacts. This volume showcases the significant departure from previous symbolic approaches that is underway in the discipline. It brings together key scholars advancing a variety of cutting edge approaches, each emphasizing an understanding of artifacts and materials not in terms of symbols but relationally, as a set of associations that compose people's understanding of the world. Authors draw on a diversity of intellectual sources and case studies, paving a dynamic road ahead for archaeology as a discipline and theoretical approaches to material culture
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Alberti, Benjamin Archaeology after Interpretation : Returning Materials to Archaeological Theory Walnut Creek : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9781611323412
Subject Archaeology -- Methodology.;Antiquities -- Analysis
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Alt Author Jones, Andrew Meirion
Pollard, Joshua
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