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  1. Ruin Memories

    Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past

    Edited by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Series: Archaeological Orientations

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Consumerism in the Ancient World

    Imports and Identity Construction

    By Justin St. P. Walsh

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine Europe from 800-300 BCE, attempting to understand the distribution of vases, and...

    Published December 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

    Edited by Stella Souvatzi, Athena Hadji

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need for this volume was realised through four main observations: the ever growing interest in...

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Relational Archaeologies

    Humans, Animals, Things

    Edited by Christopher Watts

    Many of us accept as uncontroversial the belief that the world is comprised of detached and disparate products, all of which are reducible to certain substances. Of those things that are alive, we acknowledge that some have agency while others, such as humans, have more advanced qualities such as...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Archaeology in Environment and Technology

    Intersections and Transformations

    Edited by David Frankel, Susan Lawrence, Jennifer Webb

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Environments, landscapes, and ecological systems are often seen as fundamental by archaeologists, but how they relate to society is understood in very different ways. The chapters in this book take environment, culture, and technology together. All have been the focus of much attention; often one...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

    By Louise Steel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind

    By Beth Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Ancient Alterity in the Andes

    A Recognition of Others

    By George F. Lau

    Ancient Alterity in the Andes is the first major treatment on ancient alterity: how people in the past regarded others. At least since the 1970s, alterity has been an influential concept in different fields, from art history, psychology and philosophy, to linguistics and ethnography. Having gained...

    Published October 24th 2012 by Routledge

  9. An Archaeology of Images

    Iconology and Cosmology in Iron Age and Roman Europe

    By Miranda Aldhouse Green

    Using archaeology and social anthropology, and more than 100 original line drawings and photographs, An Archaeology of Images takes a fresh look at how ancient images of both people and animals were used in the Iron Age and Roman societies of Europe, 600 BC to AD 400 and investigates the various...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge