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Author Hodder, Ian.

Title Reading the past : current approaches to interpretation in archaeology / Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents The problem -- Processual and systems approaches -- Structuralist, post-structuralist and semiotic archaeologies -- Marxism and ideology -- Agency and practice -- Embodied archaeology -- Archaeology and history -- Contextual archaeology -- Post-processual archaeology -- Archaeology as archaeology
Summary In 'Reading the Past', the authors argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the task of constructing meaning from the past. This third edition includes new material on feminist archaeology, historical approaches such as cultural history, and theories of discourse and signs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Hutson, Scott.
ISBN 051107851X (electronic bk.)
0511562136 (e-book)
0511814216 (electronic bk.)
9780511078514 (electronic bk.)
9780511562136 (e-book)
9780511814211 (electronic bk.)