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The Archaeology of Personhood - An Anthropological Approach (Hardcover): Chris Fowler The Archaeology of Personhood - An Anthropological Approach (Hardcover)
Chris Fowler
R2,448 Discovery Miles 24 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 from European prehistoric archaeology, the book explores the connection between people, animals, objects, their societies and environments and investigates the relationship that jointly produces bodies, persons, communities and artefacts.

The Archaeology of Personhood examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture.

The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe (Paperback): Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, Daniela Hofmann The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe (Paperback)
Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, Daniela Hofmann
R1,350 Discovery Miles 13 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Neolithic -a period in which the first sedentary agrarian communities were established across much of Europe-has been a key topic of archaeological research for over a century. However, the variety of evidence across Europe, the range of languages in which research is carried out, and the way research traditions in different countries have developed makes it very difficult for both students and specialists to gain an overview of continent-wide trends. The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic -from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta -offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation. Chapters written by leading experts in the field examine topics such as the movement of plants, animals, ideas, and people (including recent trends in the application of genetics and isotope analyses); cultural change (from the first appearance of farming to the first metal artefacts); domestic architecture; subsistence; material culture; monuments; and burial and other treatments of the dead. In doing so, the volume also considers the history of research and sets out agendas and themes for future work in the field.

Prehistory without Borders - The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Tyne-Forth Region (Hardcover): Rachel Crellin, Chris Fowler,... Prehistory without Borders - The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Tyne-Forth Region (Hardcover)
Rachel Crellin, Chris Fowler, Richard Tipping
R1,277 R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Save R210 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Modern borders of all kinds, political, geographical and social, effect the kinds of prehistoric narratives archaeologists can write. Borders that dominate today did not exist in prehistory. This volume works across such borders and focuses specifically on the region between the Rivers Forth and Tyne, an area divided by the modern political border between Scotland and England. The introduction and opening chapters consider the impact of the Anglo-Scots and similar borders on our understanding of prehistoric patterns of activity. The introduction also asks whether, when, and to what extent this could be considered a coherent region in the prehistoric past. Further chapters explore the history of research in the region, including field survey and aerial photography. Another nine chapters discuss the results of recent research, including new and older excavations, or conduct regional analyses of artefacts and mortuary practices, starting with the Late Upper Palaeolithic and continuing with studies from the Early Neolithic through to the Late Iron Age. Taken as a whole, the publication suggests that while there was no coherent Tyne-Forth region in prehistory, except for perhaps in the Late Iron Age, research at this regional scale provides a strong basis for appreciating past cultural interaction at a variety of scales.

The Neolithic of the Irish Sea (Paperback, New): Vicki Cummings, Chris Fowler The Neolithic of the Irish Sea (Paperback, New)
Vicki Cummings, Chris Fowler
R1,135 R953 Discovery Miles 9 530 Save R182 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of 24 papers aims to reconsider the nature and significance of the Irish Sea as an area of cultural interaction during the Neolithic period. The traditional character of work across this region has emphasised the existence of prehistoric contact, with sea routes criss-crossing between Ireland, the Isle of Man, Anglesey and the British mainland. A parallel course of investigation, however, has demonstrated that the British and Irish Neolithics were in many ways different, with distinct indigenous patterns of activity and social practices. The recent emphasis on regional studies has further produced evidence for parallel yet different processes of cultural change taking place throughout the British Isles as a whole. This volume brings together some of these regional perspectives and compares them across the Irish Sea area. The authors consider new ways to explain regional patterning in the use of material objects and relate them to past practices and social strategies. Were there practices that were shared across the Irish Sea area linking different styles of monuments and material culture, or were the media intrinsic to the message? The volume is based on papers presented at a conference held at the University of Manchester in 2002.

The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities - Beyond Identification (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): Eleanor Casella, Chris Fowler The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities - Beyond Identification (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
Eleanor Casella, Chris Fowler
R2,606 Discovery Miles 26 060 Out of stock

As people move through life, they continually shift affiliation from one position to another, dependent on the wider contexts of their interactions. Different forms of material culture may be employed as affiliations shift, and the connotations of any given set of artifacts may change. In this volume the authors explore these overlapping spheres of social affiliation. Social actors belong to multiple identity groups at any moment in their life. It is possible to deploy one or many potential labels in describing the identities of such an actor. Two main axes exist upon which we can plot experiences of social belonging - the synchronic and the diachronic. Identities can be understood as multiple during one moment (or the extended moment of brief interaction), over the span of a lifetime, or over a specific historical trajectory.

From the Introduction

The international contributions each illuminate how the various identifiers of race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, class, gender, personhood, health, and/or religion are part of both material expressions of social affiliations, and transient experiences of identity. The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities: Beyond Identification will be of great interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, curators and other social scientists interested in the mutability of identification through material remains.

Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Oil and Gas Production - Guidance on General Requirements and Test Methods for H2S Service... Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Oil and Gas Production - Guidance on General Requirements and Test Methods for H2S Service (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Chris Fowler
R3,374 R3,199 Discovery Miles 31 990 Save R175 (5%) Out of stock

Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Oil and Gas Production: Guidance on General Requirements and Test Methods for H2S Service, Volume 69, proposes test methods for assessing the environmental cracking resistance of Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRAs) and provides a standard methodology for establishing the environmental cracking resistance of CRAs in H2S service. This revised volume discusses changes to the procedure for stress loading Bent Beam specimens, C-ring specimens, ISO 15156/NACE MR0175, and associated corrigenda.

The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities - Beyond Identification (Paperback, 2005 ed.): Eleanor Casella, Chris Fowler The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities - Beyond Identification (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Eleanor Casella, Chris Fowler
R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Out of stock

As people move through life, they continually shift affiliation from one position to another, dependent on the wider contexts of their interactions. Different forms of material culture may be employed as affiliations shift, and the connotations of any given set of artifacts may change. In this volume the authors explore these overlapping spheres of social affiliation. Social actors belong to multiple identity groups at any moment in their life. It is possible to deploy one or many potential labels in describing the identities of such an actor. Two main axes exist upon which we can plot experiences of social belonging - the synchronic and the diachronic. Identities can be understood as multiple during one moment (or the extended moment of brief interaction), over the span of a lifetime, or over a specific historical trajectory.

From the Introduction

The international contributions each illuminate how the various identifiers of race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, class, gender, personhood, health, and/or religion are part of both material expressions of social affiliations, and transient experiences of identity. The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities: Beyond Identification will be of great interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, curators and other social scientists interested in the mutability of identification through material remains.

The Archaeology of Personhood - An Anthropological Approach (Paperback): Chris Fowler The Archaeology of Personhood - An Anthropological Approach (Paperback)
Chris Fowler
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Out of stock

"The Archaeology of Personhood" examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable, and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture. Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies from European prehistoric archaeology, the book explores the connection between people, animals, objects, their societies, and environments, and investigates the relationship that jointly produces bodies, persons, communities, and artifacts.
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.

The Emergent Past - A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices (Hardcover): Chris Fowler The Emergent Past - A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices (Hardcover)
Chris Fowler
R2,970 Discovery Miles 29 700 Out of stock

The Emergent Past approaches archaeological research as an engagement within an assemblage - a particular configuration of materials, things, places, humans, animals, plants, techniques, technologies, forces, and ideas. Fowler develops a new interpretative method for that engagement, exploring how archaeological research can, and does, reconfigure each assemblage. Recognising the successive relationships that give rise to and reshaped assemblages over time, he proposes a relational realist understanding of archaeological evidence based on a reading of relational and non-representational theories, such as those presented by Karen Barad, Tim Ingold, and Bruno Latour. The volume explores this new approach through the first ever synthesis of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in Northeast England (c.2500-1500 BC), taking into account how different concepts and practices have changed the assemblage of Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in the past 200 years. Fowler argues that it is vital to retain the most valuable archaeological tools, such as typology, while developing an approach that focuses on the contingent, specific, and historical emergence of past phenomena. His study moves from analyses of changing types of mortuary practices and associated things and places, to a vivid discussion of how past relationships unfolded over time and gave rise to specific patterns in the material remains we have today.

The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe (Hardcover): Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, Daniela Hofmann The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe (Hardcover)
Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, Daniela Hofmann
R3,929 Discovery Miles 39 290 Out of stock

The Neolithic - a period in which the first sedentary agrarian communities were established across much of Europe - has been a key topic of archaeological research for over a century. However, the variety of evidence across Europe and the way research traditions in different countries (and languages) have developed makes it very difficult for both students and specialists to gain an overview of continent-wide trends. The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic - from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta - offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation. Chapters written by leading experts in the field examine topics such as the movement of plants, animals, ideas, and people (including recent trends in the application of genetics and isotope analyses); cultural change (from the first farming to the first metal artefacts); domestic architecture; subsistence; material culture; monuments; and burial and other treatments of the dead. In doing so, the volume also considers the history of research and sets out agendas and themes for future work in the field.

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