Archaeologies of Materiality

Archaeologies of Materiality

Editor(s): Lynn Meskell

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405136174

Online ISBN: 9780470774052

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774052

About this Book

Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space.


  • Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage.
  • Offers archaeological case studies ranging from prehistoric to contemporary contexts, from Neo-Assyria, South Africa, Argentina, Panama, and the United States.
  • Explores the idea of a material universe that is socially conceived and constructed, but that also shapes human experience in daily practice.

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