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Primitive Arts and Crafts
An Introduction to the Study of Material Culture


  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107622074

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  • Originally published in 1933, this book examines the material culture of various 'primitive' peoples, not only as evidence of migration but also as a window onto that culture's beliefs and customs. Sayce, using a variety of examples from all over the world, details the way in which objects can accrue different meanings through their lifetimes. This book will be of value to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone with an interest in the evolution of material culture.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107622074
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Culture and environment
    3. Means and results
    4. Variations and mutations: their causes
    5. Linear evolution
    6. Linked traits and culture complexes
    7. Diffusion and psychology
    8. An example of diffusion: the spread of tobacco
    9. Types of migrations
    10. Independent origins

  • Author

    Roderick Urwick Sayce

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