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Ethnoarchaeology in Action

Ethnoarchaeology in Action

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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521667791

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  • Ethnoarchaeology in Action is the first and only comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology, the ethnographic study of living cultures from archaeological perspectives, and is designed for senior undergraduates and above in archaeology and anthropology. Its geographical coverage is global and the book includes relevant theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and complete topical coverage of the discipline. Critical discussions of varied case studies make this a very readable book. It is illustrated with numerous figures and photographs of many leading ethnoarchaeologists in action.

    • A survey of an anthropological subdiscipline that links sociocultural and archaeological anthropology
    • Comprehensive geographical and topical coverage
    • Critical reading of case studies well-suited to class discussion
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    "This volume, coauthored by two authorities on ethnoarchaeology, is likely to be a reference work for many archaeologists hoping to stay abreast of developments within the subdiscipline. Crisply written...." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521667791
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and credits
    List of tables
    1. Ethnoarchaeology: its nature, origins, and history
    2. Theorizing ethnoarchaeology and analogy
    3. Fieldwork and ethics
    4. Human residues: entering the archaeological context
    5. Fauna and subsistence
    6. Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, taxonomy
    7. Style and the marking of boundaries: contrasting regional studies
    8. Settlement: systems and patterns:
    9. Site structures and activities
    10. Architecture
    11. Specialist craft production and apprenticeship
    12. Trade and exchange
    13. Mortuary practices, status, ideology, and systems of thought
    14. Conclusions: ethnoarchaeology in context

  • Authors

    Nicholas David, University of Calgary

    Carol Kramer, University of Arizona

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