Archaeology And Language Iii

Archaeology And Language Iii

by Roger Blench
     
 

Archaeology and Language III interprets results from archaeological data in terms of language distribution and change, providing the tools for a radical rewriting of the conventional discourse of prehistory. Individual chapters present case studies of artefacts and fragmentary textual materials, concerned with the reconstruction of houses, maritime

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Archaeology and Language III interprets results from archaeological data in terms of language distribution and change, providing the tools for a radical rewriting of the conventional discourse of prehistory. Individual chapters present case studies of artefacts and fragmentary textual materials, concerned with the reconstruction of houses, maritime technology, pottery and grave goods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415100540
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/1999
Series:
One World Archaeology Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
General introduction1
Introducing the papers21
Pt. ILinguistic models in reconstructing material culture
1Early Oceanic architectural forms and settlement patterns: linguistic, archaeological and ethnological perspectives31
2From pots to people: fine-tuning the prehistory of Mailu Island and neighbouring coast, south-east Papua New Guinea90
3Language, culture and archaeology in Vanuatu109
4Linguistics versus archaeology: early Austronesian terms for metals127
5The dispersal of Austronesian boat forms in the Indian Ocean144
6The formation of the Aryan branch of Indo-European180
Pt. IIInterpreting text
7The language of death in a bilingual community: nineteenth-century memorials in Newport, Pembrokeshire211
8The pre-Classical circum-Mediterranean world: who spoke which languages?231
9From artifacts to peoples: Pelasgoi, Indo-Europeans and the arrival of the Greeks249
10On the identity and chronology of the Rgvedic river Sarasvati257
11The archaeology of knowledge: Austronesian influences in the western Indian Ocean268
12Digging up the linguistic past: the lost language(s) of Aneityum, Vanuatu277
Index287

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