Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology / Edition 3

Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology / Edition 3

by Ian Hodder, Scott Hutson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821320

ISBN-13: 9780521821322

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821322
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
1The problem1
2Processual and systems approaches20
3Structuralist, post-structuralist and semiotic archaeologies45
4Marxism and ideology75
5Agency and practice90
6Embodied archaeology106
7Archaeology and history125
8Contextual archaeology156
9Post-processual archaeology206
10Conclusion: archaeology as archaeology236
Bibliography248
Index284

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