Archaeology and Language III: Artefacts, Languages and Texts
Roger Blench, Matthew Spriggs
Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Social Science - 320 pages
Archaeology and Language III interprets results from archaeological data in terms of language distribution and change, providing the tools for a radical rewriting of the conventional discourse of prehistory. Individual chapters present case studies of artefacts and fragmentary textual materials, concerned with the reconstruction of houses, maritime technology, pottery and grave goods.
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