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The Resource Archaeology : the discipline of things, Bjørnar Olsen ... [et al.]

Archaeology : the discipline of things, Bjørnar Olsen ... [et al.]

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Archaeology : the discipline of things
Title
Archaeology
Title remainder
the discipline of things
Statement of responsibility
Bjørnar Olsen ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big and small, concerning our relations with materials and the nature of the past. Literally the 'science of old things,' archaeology does not discover the past as it was but must work with what remains. Such work involves the tangible mediation of past and present, of people and their cultural fabric, for things cannot be separated from society. Things are us. This book does not set forth a sweeping new theory. It does not seek to transform the discipline of archaeology. Rather, it aims to understand precisely what archaeologists do and to urge practitioners toward a renewed focus on and care for things." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC72
LC item number
.A73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Olsen, Bjørnar
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  • Archaeology
  • Material culture
Label
Archaeology : the discipline of things, Bjørnar Olsen ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-243) and index
Contents
Introduction : caring about things -- The ambiguity of things : contempt and desire -- Engagements with things : the making of archaeology -- Digging deep : archaeology and fieldwork -- Things in translation : documents and imagery -- Futures for things : memory practices and digital translation -- Timely things : from Argos to Mycenae and beyond -- Making and the design of things : human being and the shape of history -- Getting on with things : a material metaphysics of care
Control code
ocn788263891
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 255 p.
Isbn
9780520274174
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012021917
Other control number
40021587670
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)788263891
Label
Archaeology : the discipline of things, Bjørnar Olsen ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-243) and index
Contents
Introduction : caring about things -- The ambiguity of things : contempt and desire -- Engagements with things : the making of archaeology -- Digging deep : archaeology and fieldwork -- Things in translation : documents and imagery -- Futures for things : memory practices and digital translation -- Timely things : from Argos to Mycenae and beyond -- Making and the design of things : human being and the shape of history -- Getting on with things : a material metaphysics of care
Control code
ocn788263891
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 255 p.
Isbn
9780520274174
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012021917
Other control number
40021587670
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)788263891

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