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  • Time, Process and Structured Transformation in Archaeologyby James McGlade; Sander E. van der Leeuw

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In a discipline which essentially studies how modern man came to be, it is remarkable that there are hardly any conceptual tools to describe change. This is due to the history of the western intellectual and scientific tradition, which for a long time favoured mechanics over dynamics, and the study of stability over that of change. Change was primarily... more...

  • Reclaiming Archaeologyby Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20 th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with perfunctorily as a mere provider of metaphors that other... more...

  • The Sea-Craft of Prehistoryby Paul Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these... more...

  • The Meanings of Thingsby I. Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    This unique and fascinating book concentrates on the varying roles and functions that material culture may play in almost all aspects of the social fabric of a given culture. The contributors, from Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, India, South America, the USA, and both Eastern and Western Europe, provide a rich variety of views and experience... more...

  • Ruin Memoriesby Bjørnar Olsen; Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely overlooked when compared to the research and social significance... more...

  • Museum as Processby Raymond Silverman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The museum has become a vital strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to knowledges produced in local settings. Museum as Process presents community-engaged "culture work" of a group of scholars whose collaborative projects consider the social spaces between the museum and community and offer new ways of addressing the challenges... more...

  • Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco-Roman Legend. (PMAA-44)by Jocelyn Penny Small

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book discusses how Greek and South Italian vase paintings of the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas became the model for Etruscan representations of Cacus ambushed by the Vibennae brothers, two Etruscan heroes of the sixth century B.C. The study demonstrates that the Etruscans knowingly adapted Greek iconographic forms to represent their... more...

  • Conserving Cultural Landscapesby Ken Taylor; Nora J. Mitchell; Archer St. Clair

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted approach to conservation. It builds on the premise... more...

  • Agency in Archaeologyby Marcia-Anne Dobres; John Robb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at broad structural or environmental... more...

  • Ancient Boats in North-West Europeby Sean Mcgrail

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 108.95

    At last a paperback edition of this standard work on marine archaeology. Séan McGrail's study received exceptional critical acclaim when it was first published in hardback in 1987 and it is now revised and published in paperback for the first time. Professor McGrail provides an authoritative survey of water transport across Northern Europe from the... more...