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Archaeologies of Memory

ISBN 10: 063123585X / ISBN 13: 9780631235859
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2003
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: Archaeologies of Memory

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

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A unique collection of newly written essays by archaeologists working in a variety of contexts and geographical areas, Archaeologies of Memory is a groundbreaking text that presents a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies.


  • Serves as an accessible introduction to central issues in the study of memory, including authority and identity, and the role memory plays in their creation and transformation.
  • Presents a collection of newly commissioned essays that provide a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies.
  • Brings together essays from both anthropological and classical archaeologists.
  • Includes contributions drawn from a variety of cultures and time periods, including New Kingdom Egypt and the prehistoric American Southwest.

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As in the present, past peoples commemorated, constructed, and manipulated their past for their own social and political ends. Archaeologists can use a variety of evidence to study social memory and to recover past ideas about what the more distant past was like. Archaeologies of Memory is a groundbreaking text that presents a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies. This unique collection of new essays brings together contributions from both anthropological and classical archaeologists. Essays, drawn from a variety of cultures and time periods, engage a number of common themes, such as issues of authority and identity, and the role memory plays in their creation and transformation. Archaeologies of Memory is an accessible investigation into the central issues in the study of memory and provides an engaging introduction to this controversial subject.

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