Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology

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Index
page numbers in italics refer to figure
action, culture as medium 238
activity
area 174
sex-linking 228
adaptive process 214
agency theories 7, 89, 99–105
agriculture
adoption 79
women in 228
Althusser, L. 76, 82, 84
analogy 148
context 194
Analytical Archaeology 243
Andes
continuity of settlement structure 139
metallurgy 136
Annales School (French) 126, 136
Annapolis garden (Maryland) 82, 87
anthropology
relationship with archaeology 243–4
antler 58, 71
Antonine Wall 150–1
archaeological data
Archaelogical Resources Protection Act 197
implication of purpose 128
archaeology
behavioural 33–6
British public attitude 232
contextual 157
development of study xi–xii
and enbodiment, 112, 123–4
evolutionary 39–41
feminist 228–31
as form of history 125, 145
fringe 232
historical 191–2
as history 232
indigenous 226–7
individual in 9–10
integration of old and new153
long-term perspective 246
materialist 222
methodology 243
normative
relationship with anthropology and history 243–4
role 242–7
social context 217
structure and process in interpretation 142
theoretical xv
Western 226, 227, 232
Arnold, B. 18
art, archaeological 246
artifacts 43
discarded 73
interpretation 4–5, 132
stylistic behaviour 22, 25
understanding 33–4
use 24
Australian Aborigines 226
Australian government 226
axe exchange 152
Ayawara Australian Aborigines 237–9
Bapty, I. 209, 222
Baringo (Kenya)
artifacts and social boundaries 8
material culture 2
Barrett, J. C. 116, 164, 204
Baxter, Richard 133
Benjamin, W. 13, 160
behaviour
commonality 91
and material culture 14–15
patterns 90–1
rule-bound 146
Bender, B. 79
bias in interpretation 234
Binford, L. R. 2, 14, 17, 216
Ayawara Australian Aborigines 237–9
individuals 207
processual archaeology 206
Blanton, R. E. 23
Bloch, H. 128, 136
body 107–11, 112–14, 119, 121–3
and habitus 94, 109, 120, 129
bone
discard symbolic and meaning 156
distribution at henge monuments 59

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Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the First Edition xi
  • Preface to the Second Edition xv
  • Preface to the Third Edition xvii
  • 1: The Problem 1
  • 2: Processual and Systems Approaches 20
  • 3: Structuralist, Post-Structuralist and Semiotic Archaeologies 45
  • 4: Marxism and Ideology 75
  • 5: Agency and Practice 90
  • 6: Embodied Archaeology 106
  • 7: Archaeology and History 125
  • 8: Contextual Archaeology 156
  • 9: Post-Processual Archaeology 206
  • 10: Conclusion: Archaeology as Archaeology 236
  • Bibliography 248
  • Index 284
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