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    DescriptionThe third edition of this classic introduction to archaeological theory and method has been fully updated to address the burgeoning of theoretical debate throughout the discipline. Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the complex and uncertain task of constructing meaning from the past. While remaining centred on the importance of hermeneutics, agency and history, the authors explore cutting-edge developments in areas such as post-structuralism, neo-evolutionary theory and whole new branches of theory such as phenomenology. With the addition of two completely new chapters, the third edition of Reading the Past presents an authoritative, state-of-the-art analysis of contemporary archaeological theory. Also including new material on feminist archaeology, historical approaches such as cultural history, and theories of discourse and signs, this book represents essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in the past.

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    Reading the Past
    Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Hodder, By (author) Scott Hutson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 308
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521528849
    ISBN 10: 0521528844

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    LC classification: CC72, CC72 .H62 2003
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    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    15 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    05 January 2004
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    Author Information
    Professor Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. Scott Hutson is a Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at the Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley
    Review quote
    "...must be read by all those who would perform as well as critique post-processual archaeology, for it will provide powerful stimuli for a necessary dialogue within archaeology." American Anthropologist
    Table of contents
    Preface to the third edition; 1. The problem; 2. Processual and systems approaches; 3. Structuralist, post-structuralist and semiotic archaeologies; 4. Marxism and ideology; 5. Agency and practice; 6. Embodied archaeology; 7. Archaeology and history; 8. Contextual archaeology; 9. Post-processual archaeology; 10. Conclusion: archaeology as archaeology; Bibliography; Index.