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Author Caple, Chris, 1958-

Title Objects : reluctant witnesses to the past / Chris Caple
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 266 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Investigating objects : theories and approaches -- 2. Objects as social indicators (form, decoration and display) : WHO? -- 3. Objects as products (manufacture) : HOW? -- 4. Objects and materials as trade goods (provenance) : WHERE? -- 5. Objects as functional implements (use) : WHY? -- 6. Objects as record (information and education) : WHEN?
Summary A useful field text, this book examines nine detailed case studies to provide a clear and comprehensible guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can be used to study ancient artefacts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
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Subject Antiquities -- Analysis
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Antiquities -- Analysis.
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Arkeologi -- metodik.
Fornlämningar -- analys.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020340906X
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