Symbols in Action: Ethnoarchaeological Studies of Material Culture

Symbols in Action: Ethnoarchaeological Studies of Material Culture

by Ian Hodder
     
 

First published in 1982, this book presents the results of a series of field investigations carried out in Kenya, Zambia and the Sudan into the 'archaeological' remains and material culture of contemporary small-scale societies.See more details below

Overview

First published in 1982, this book presents the results of a series of field investigations carried out in Kenya, Zambia and the Sudan into the 'archaeological' remains and material culture of contemporary small-scale societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521105088
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2009
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the nature of material cultures; 2. Ethnicity and symbolism in Baringo; 3. Maintaining the boundaries; 4. Disrupting the boundaries; 5. Within the boundaries: age, sex and self-decoration; 6. Hunter-gatherers and pastoralists on the Leroghi plateau; 7. A state of symbiosis and conflict: the Lozi; 8. Dirt, women and men: a study in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan; 9. Implications for archaeology; 10. Conclusions and prospects.

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