Deconstructing Context: A Critical Approach to Archaeological Practice
Oxbow, 2006 - Social Science - 214 pages
The importance of context has been extensively discussed in recent years. This volume attempts to address the fragmentation and misconceptions that have developed around context in archaeology, highlighting the common threads that link together varying contextual perspectives. The first part of the book examines the concept of archaeological context by offering a critical assessment of its 'historical' development. The second section presents a number of case studies, and the third section discusses the management of archaeological material. Finally, part four takes the discussion on context further, setting the content of the book in a wider perspective.
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CONTEXT AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL
Ethnoarchaeology and Contextual studies
The contribution of lithic studies as analytical
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7th millennium BC abandonment activities American Antiquity animal bone approach archaeological context archaeological practice archaeological record architectural areas artefacts assemblages associated Barrett behaviour Binford blades Bronze Age Bylany Cambridge University Press cattle chipped stone complex contextual analysis contextual archaeology contextual information curated Cypriot Aceramic Cyprus debitage depositional context discard domestic Early Neolithic ethnoarchaeological evaluation evidence excavation faunal field fieldwork floor formation processes Frankel functional Hodder household interpretation Khirokitia knapped stone Kotsakis layers lithic London longhouse Lower South Slope Makriyalos Marciniak Marki material culture meaning Minoan Neolithic objects occupation Oxford particular past patterns Peltenburg phase pits post-processual archaeology potential pottery PPNB Prehistoric Prehistoric Britain present production querns reconstructions reflexive refuse rubbers samples Schiffer sequence settlement sherds Shillourokambos Siteia social space spatial stone tools strategies stratigraphic structures surface symbolic taphonomy Tenta Tringham types understanding Webb zooarchaeology