Fragmentation in Archaeology: People, Places and Broken Objects in the Prehistory of South Eastern Europe

Fragmentation in Archaeology: People, Places and Broken Objects in the Prehistory of South Eastern Europe

by John Chapman
     
 

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Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the core of the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age of Central and Eastern Europe. John Chapman draws on detailed evidence from the

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Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the core of the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age of Central and Eastern Europe. John Chapman draws on detailed evidence from the Balkans to explain such phenomena as the mass sherd deposition in pits and the wealth of artefacts found in the Varna cemetery to place the significance of fragmentation within a broad anthropological context.

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'Based on impressively wide reading, sensitive to both anthropological theory and the archaeological material itself, this is a distinguished and thought-provoking addition to the literature on the prehistory of southeast Europe.' - American Journal of Archaeology

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ISBN-13:
9781134687619
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
6 MB

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