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Archaeological Representation: the Consumption and Creation of the Past

Stephanie Moser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 9143 words.

This article focuses on archaeological representation, a recently established research specialism within archaeology that centres on examining how non-academic representations of the past...

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Community Archaeology

Yvonne Marshall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 9793 words.

This article discusses the concept of community archaeology. It explains that community archaeology involves working with communities in ways that value their opinions and strive to meet...

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Cultural Complexity

Ian Morris.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 14299 words.

This article examines the issue of cultural complexity from an archaeological perspective. It explains that cultural complexity is one of Anglo-American anthropological archaeology's core...

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The Discipline of Archaeology

Kristian Kristiansen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 16952 words.

This article examines the nature and history of archaeology. It describes what archaeologists do and where they work and discusses how archaeological finds are recovered and classified, and...

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Early Farming and Domestication

Graeme Barker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 14545 words.

This article examines the history of early farming and domestication from archaeological perspective. It discusses the foraging-farming continuum, the time-scales of domestication, and...

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The Formative Century, 1860–1960

Robin Boast.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 10931 words.

This article examines the formative years of archaeology during the period from 1860 to 1960. It discusses changes in the definition of archaeology and its achievement of professional and...

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Human Activity in a Spatial Context

Gary Lock.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 8024 words.

This article examines the archaeological analysis of human activity in a spatial context. It contends that attempts to categorize space and time are at the core of archaeology as a...

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Indigenous Voices, Archaeology, and the Issue of Repatriation

Jonathan Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 12692 words.

This article examines the relation of archaeology with indigenous voices and the issue of repatriation. It suggests that the indigenous peoples of the world represent a paradox because...

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Into the Future

Andrew Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 11343 words.

This article speculates on the future of archaeology, focusing on past declarations of intent and on some of the proposals and predictions made by David Clarke in 1973. It explains that...

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The Nature of Humanness

Jonathan Marks.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 7508 words.

This article gives an analysis of the nature of humanness in archaeology. It discusses the record of human divergence from the apes, the hidden record of becoming human, and the concept of...

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