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Archaeology as history : telling stories from a fragmented past

Title
Archaeology as history : telling stories from a fragmented past / Catherine J. Frieman.
ISBN
9781009052412 (ebook)
9781009055567 (paperback)
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (98 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Summary
This Element volume focuses on how archaeologists construct narratives of past people and environments from the complex and fragmented archaeological record. In keeping with its position in a series of historiography, it considers how we make meaning from things and places, with an emphasis on changing practices over time and the questions archaeologists have and can ask of the archaeological record. It aims to provide readers with a reflexive and comprehensive overview of what it is that archaeologists do with the archaeological record, how that translates into specific stories or narratives about the past, and the limitations or advantages of these when trying to understand past worlds. The goal is to shift the reader's perspective of archaeology away from seeing it as a primarily data gathering field, to a clearer understanding of how archaeologists make and use the data they uncover.
Variant and related titles
Cambridge core frontlist 2023.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 29, 2023
Series
Cambridge elements,
Cambridge elements. Elements in historical theory and practice
Subjects
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