Time, Culture, and Identity: An Interpretative Archaeology
This groundbreaking work considers one of the central themes of archaeology, time, which until recently has been taken for granted. It considers how time is used and perceived by archaeology and also how time influences the construction of identities. The book presents case studies, eg, transition from hunter gather to farming in early Neolithic, to examine temporality and identity.
Drawing upon the work of Martin Heidegger, Thomas develops a way of writing about the past in which time is seenm as central to the emergence of the identities of peoples and things. He questions the modern western distinction between nature and culture, mind and body, object and subject, and argues that in some senses the temporal structure of human beings, artefacts and places are similar.
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After Descartes Archaeology culture and nature
Time and the subject
Material things and their temporality
Place and temporality
The descent of the British Neolithic
Later Neolithic Britain Artefacts with personalities
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activities archaeological record argue argument artefacts aspects assemblages associated axes bank barrows Barrett Beaker Binford Bogucki bones Brzesc Kujawski burials causewayed enclosures ceramic chalk character communities complex conception concerned connected consequence construction context Dasein decoration defined deposition distinct ditch Dyffryn Ardudwy Early Bronze Age emergence enclosure engaged entities evidence existence Figure flint Foucault fundamental funerary Grooved Ware groups Heidegger 1962 Heidegger's henge houses identity implies involved kind La Hoguette landscape later Neolithic long mound maceheads Maiden Castle material culture material things means Mesolithic monuments Mount Pleasant nature north European plain notion objects palisade particular past pattern persons Peterborough Ware pits pottery practice present recognise relations relationships represent round barrow sense separate settlement sherds significance social society space spatial stone structure styles suggest symbolic temporality timber circle tombs traditions transformed understanding vessels Wainwright 1979 Wessex
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The Archaeology of Ethnicity: Constructing Identities in the Past and Present
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