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  1. 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...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Landscapes of the Western Front

    Materiality During the Great War

    By Ross Wilson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

    This book examines the British soldiers on the Western Front and how they responded to the war landscape they encountered behind the lines and at the front. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, this study investigates the relationship between soldiers and the spaces and materials of the...

    Published October 23rd 2011 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...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial

    By Paul Pettitt

    Humans are unique in that they expend considerable effort and ingenuity in disposing of the dead. Some of the recognisable ways we do this are visible in the Palaeolithic archaeology of the Ice Age. The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial takes a novel approach to the long-term development of...

    Published October 12th 2010 by Routledge

  6. History and Material Culture

    A Student's Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

    Edited by Karen Harvey

    Series: Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

    Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture, Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture –...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

    By Linda Hurcombe

    This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Cultural Heritage

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Laurajane Smith

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Cultural Heritage is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies. Edited by Laurajane Smith of the University of York, UK, this four-volume collection brings together the essential Anglophone literature of heritage studies. Encompassing both...

    Published December 6th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Matters of Conflict

    Material Culture, Memory and the First World War

    By Nicholas J. Saunders

    Matters of Conflict looks at the definitive invention of the twentieth century - industrialised war - and its vast and varied material legacy. From trench art and postcards through avant-garde art, museum collections and prosthetic limbs to battlefield landscapes, the book examines the First World...

    Published August 25th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Archaeology of Personhood

    An Anthropological Approach

    By Chris Fowler

    Series: Themes in Archaeology Series

    Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies...

    Published April 7th 2004 by Routledge