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Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists

Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists (Hardback)

Edited by Brown, Steve
Edited by Clarke, Annie
Edited by Frederick, Ursula

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Archaeologists are synonymous with artifacts. With artifacts we construct stories concerning past lives and livelihoods, yet we rarely write of deeply personal encounters, of the way the lives of objects and our lives become enmeshed. In this volume 25 archaeologists each tell an... intimate story of their experience and entanglement with an evocative artifact. They range from a New Britain obsidian tool to an abandoned Viking toy boat, the marble finger of a classical Greek statue and ordinary pottery fragments from Roman England and Polynesia. Other tales cover contemporary objects, including a toothpick, bell, door, and the blueprint for a 1970s motorcar. These creative stories are self-consciously personal; they derive from real world encounter viewed through the peculiarities and material intimacy of archaeological practice. This text can be used in undergraduate and graduate courses focused on archaeological interpretation, material culture, as well as archaeological theory.
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ISBN 9781611323832
Released AU 1 Dec 2014
Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781611323832
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
Imprint Left Coast Press Inc
Released 1 Dec 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Brown, Steve
Edited by Clarke, Annie
Edited by Frederick, Ursula
Category Cultural Studies
Archaeological Methodology & Techniques
Anthropology
Number of Pages 246
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 930.1
Weight 544g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Archaeologists, Archaeology - Methodology, Archaeology - Social aspects, Material culture - Social aspects, Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Social aspects
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text College/higher education

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