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  • Curating Human Remainsby Myra Giesen

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 80.00

    The difficult and sensitive issue of how museums and other repositories should treat human remains in their possession is here addressed through a number of important case studies. 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...

  • Archaeological Artefacts as Material Cultureby Linda Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated,  Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through... more...

  • Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practiceby Andrew Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    This 2001 book considers the divide between 'scientific' and 'theoretical' archaeology, and suggests that they are not necessarily conflicting. more...

  • Archaeologyby Bjørnar Olsen; Michael Shanks; Timothy Webmoor; Christopher Witmore

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big... more...

  • Archaeology After Structuralismby Ian Bapty; Tim Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Most practising archaeologists have preferred to leave the deep theories of what lies behind their methods and perceptions on one side. Now archaeologists have faced up to the difficult task of making (or not making) the connections between the past, interpretation and the present. The writers of this volumes address the problems of archaeology, sometimes... more...

  • Archaeology beyond Postmodernityby Andrew M. Martin

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 92.99

    Archaeology beyond Postmodernity introduces to archaeology a new concept of culture as well as many valuable interpretive techniques that have emerged in sociology to study culture scientifically. more...

  • Archaeology in the Makingby William L Rathje; Michael Shanks; Christopher Witmore

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come to fascinate archaeologists over the last forty... more...

  • The Archaeology of Identitiesby Timothy Insoll

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 45.95

    The Archaeology of Identities brings together seventeen seminal articles from this exciting new discipline in one indispensable volume for the first time. Editor Timothy Insoll expertly selects a cross-section of contributions by leading authorities to form a comprehensive and balanced representation of approaches and interests. Issues covered include:... more...

  • Archaeology of Performanceby Takeshi Inomata; Lawrence S. Coben

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 45.99

    Collection of original articles exploring theatricality in the ancient world and how it affected social life and politics. more...