Chapter 2. The Great Dark Book: Archaeology, Experience, and Interpretation

  1. John Bintliff
  1. Julian Thomas

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998618.ch2

A Companion to Archaeology

A Companion to Archaeology

How to Cite

Thomas, J. (2006) The Great Dark Book: Archaeology, Experience, and Interpretation, in A Companion to Archaeology (ed J. Bintliff), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470998618.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631213024

Online ISBN: 9780470998618

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Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • social sciences;
  • structuralism;
  • technological factors;
  • human experience

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Archaeology's Interpretive Turn

  • The Interpretive Tradition

  • Humans as Interpreting Beings

  • Grounding Presence

  • The As-Structure

  • Language and Signification

  • Digression: Interpretive Field Practice

  • Archaeologies of Experience and Perception

  • Conclusion: Without Fixed Points