Archaeologies of Materiality
Copyright © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Lynn Meskell
Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405136174
Online ISBN: 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.