Rethinking comparison in archaeology / edited by Ana Vale, Joana Alves-Ferreira and Irene Garcia Rovira.
- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
viii, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
- Archaeology -- Methodology -- Congresses.
- Although comparative exercises are used or applied both explicitly and implicitly in a large number of archaeological publications, they are often uncritically taken for granted. As such, the authors of this book reflect on comparison as a core theme in archaeology from different perspectives, and different theoretical and practical backgrounds. The contributors come from different universities and research contexts, and approach themes and objects from Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages, presenting case studies from Western Europe, the Near East and Latin America. The chapters here also relate archaeology with other disciplines, like art studies, photography, cinema, computer sciences and anthropology, and will be of interest to a wide range of readers, not only archaeologists and those interested in the area of social sciences, but for all those interested in how we construct the past today.
- "This book started as a session held at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) in Manchester (December 2014), the theme of which provided the title for this book"--Page [vii].
Includes bibliographical references.
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- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
- Vale, Ana, editor.
Alves-Ferreira, Joana, editor.
Garcia-Rovira, Irene, editor.
Theoretical Archaeology Group (England). Conference 2014 : Manchester, England)
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
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