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Issues, Agendas, and Archaeological Constructs

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The search for culturally bound artefacts, architecture, and other aspects of material culture reveals little about the lives, mindsets, identities, or social concerns of prehistoric or historical ... More


The Abandonment Process and Archaeological Theory

Nathan Richards

in Ships' Graveyards: Abandoned Watercraft and the Archaeological Site Formation Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032573
eISBN:
9780813039541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032573.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter outlines the theories about abandonment that are used in this study. It also extends an argument that endorses the benefits of comparative approaches to the remains of watercraft, with ... More


Households beyond the House: On the Archaeology and Materiality of Historical Households

Mary C. Beaudry

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In chapter 1, Beaudry explores how household archaeology has grown into a vibrant area of archaeological research and provides an overview of the history of household archaeology, its major themes, ... More


Introduction: Understanding Everyday Life

Cynthia Robin

in Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044996
eISBN:
9780813046730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044996.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This introductory chapter establishes the importance of understanding everyday life. It considers why everyday life has traditionally been considered a mundane and trivial domain. It then elaborates ... More


Archaeology: The Discipline of Things

Bjørnar Olsen, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274167
eISBN:
9780520954007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274167.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The “science of old things,” archaeology is marked by its care, obligation, and loyalty to things, from ancient cities in the Mexican heartland and megalithic monuments in Britain to the perfume jars ... More


Archaeology and Everyday Life: Understanding Everyday Life

Cynthia Robin

in Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044996
eISBN:
9780813046730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044996.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Chapter 3 explores how archaeologists through the study of the materials and spaces of everyday life have furthered broader discussions of everyday life. It examines the intersecting dimensions of ... More


Interpretation and Practice

Karina Croucher

in Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693955
eISBN:
9780191804847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693955.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses some of the theoretical means by which the evidence is approached with regards to the mortuary practices of the Neolithic Near East. It first provides a brief history of ... More


Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan

Cynthia Robin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044996
eISBN:
9780813046730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044996.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book is about everyday life and why it matters. Both today and in the past, the things people do in their daily lives are not as mundane as they first appear. They can be quite extraordinary and ... More


Social Theory and Everyday Life

Cynthia Robin

in Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044996
eISBN:
9780813046730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044996.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Chapter 2 explores the social theoretical literature on the everyday, an explicitly eclectic and polyglot group of theoreticians who draw from a wide range of theoretical perspectives such as ... More


Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea

Silvia Tomášková

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520275317
eISBN:
9780520955318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275317.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea—the idea that humanity’s first expression of art, religion, and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this ... More


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