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Reading the Past Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology

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ISBN-10: 0521821320

ISBN-13: 9780521821322

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Ian Hodder, Scott Hutson

List price: $103.00
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The third edition of this classic introduction to archaeological theory and method has been fully updated to address the rapid development of theoretical debate throughout the discipline. Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must consider a variety of perspectives in the complex and uncertain task of "translating the meaning of past texts into their own contemporary language". While remaining centered on the importance of meaning, agency and history, the authors explore the latest developments in post-structuralism, neo-evolutionary theory and phenomenology. Previous Edition Hb (1991): 0-521-40142-9 Previous Edition Pb (1991): 0-521-40957-8
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface to the third edition
The problem
Processual and systems approaches
Structuralist, post-structuralist and semiotic archaeologies
Marxism and ideology
Agency and practice
Embodied archaeology
Archaeology and history
Contextual archaeology
Post-processual archaeology
Conclusion: archaeology as archaeology