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Forthcoming Material Culture Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

    Investigating the Missing Majority

    By Linda M. Hurcombe

    Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book...

    To Be Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. An Archaeology of Materials

    Substantial Transformations in Early Prehistoric Europe

    By Chantal Conneller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    An Archaeology of Materials sets out a new approach to the study of raw materials. Traditional understandings of materials in archaeology (and in western thought more widely) have failed to acknowledge both the complexity and, moreover, the benefits of an analysis of materials. Here Conneller...

    To Be Published June 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture

    Edited by Juliette Fritsch

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture publishes the proceedings of the first annual Sackler Centre for Arts Education conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. The conference launched the annual series by addressing the question of how gallery interpretation...

    To Be Published June 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology

    A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean

    Edited by Ann Brysbaert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    This volume investigates smaller and larger networks of contacts within and across the Aegean and nearby regions, covering periods from the Neolithic until Classical times (6000–323 BC). It explores the world of technologies, crafts and archaeological 'left-overs' in order to place social and...

    To Be Published June 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies namely the active rejection of the material world. By this is meant a number of cultural projects, from anti-consumerism, asceticism, and other attempts to transcend material...

    To Be Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World

    Material Crossovers

    Edited by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert, Lin Foxhall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms – which are central...

    To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Conserving Cultural Landscapes

    Challenges and New Directions

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

    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...

    To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sharing Archaeology

    Academe, Practice, and the Public

    Edited by Peter Stone, Zhao Hui

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic...

    To Be Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Debating Archaeological Empiricism

    The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

    Edited by Johannes Siapkas, Charlotta Hillerdal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating...

    To Be Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 Culture as Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach, exploring key instances of exemplary practice, critical turning points, and innovative developments in the use of...

    To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge