Artefacts as Categories: A Study of Ceramic Variability in Central Indiaby Daniel Miller
Pub. Date: 03/19/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The aim of Artefacts as Categories is to ask what we can learn about a society from the variability of the objects it produces. See more details below
The aim of Artefacts as Categories is to ask what we can learn about a society from the variability of the objects it produces.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The context of fieldwork; 2. Creating categories: the manufacture of pottery; 3. Form and function; 4. The Dangwara potters and the distribution of pottery; 5. An analysis of the paintings; 6. The ritual context; 7. A symbolic framework for the interpretation of variability; 8. Pottery as categories; 9. Pottery and social strategy; Conclusion: archaeology and society; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
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