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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 199 new and published books in the subject of Archaeological Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice

    Edited by Robert Chapman, Alison Wylie

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Place, Memory, and Healing

    An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

    By Ömür Harman┼čah

    Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries, and how they were appropriated and monumentalized in the hands of the political...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies

    By Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón Subías, Margarita Sánchez Romero

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific...

    Published December 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology

    Soft Power, Hard Heritage

    By Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Archaeology’s links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists to foster mutual understanding, mend fences, and build bridges. This book explores how...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Conserving Cultural Landscapes

    Challenges and New Directions

    Edited by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Heritage

    New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Archaeology of Roman Britain

    Biography and Identity

    By Adam Rogers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be...

    Published October 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Archaeology After Structuralism

    Post-structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology

    Edited by Ian Bapty, Tim Yates

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Most practising archaeologists have preferred to leave the deep theories of what lies behind their methods and perceptions on one side. Now archaeologists have faced up to the difficult task of making (or not making) the connections between the past, interpretation and the present. The writers of...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The European Community in Later Prehistory

    Studies in Honour of C. F. C. Hawkes

    Edited by John Boardman, M.A. Brown, T.G.E. Powell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    The essays collected together in this volume were written in honour of Professor Christopher Hawkes, in recognition of his stature as an international scholar and his generosity in encouraging the work of others. The collection consists of a closely-knit group of studies, and includes contributions...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Archaeology and Society

    Reconstructing the Prehistoric Past

    By Grahame Clark

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This reissue of the 1957 3rd edition of this book describes how archaeologists go about their work, how ancient sites are found, what methods are used to explore them, how finds are dated, and within what limits archaeological evidence is able to tell us how people lived before the dawn of recorded...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity

    By Christopher Tilley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge