LIVING WITH POTTERY ETHNOARCHAEOLOGY AMONG THE GAMO OF SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA FOUNDATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INQUIRY

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Living With Pottery

Author : John Wood Arthur
ISBN : 0874808847
Genre : Social Science
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The Lives Of Stone Tools

Author : Kathryn Weedman Arthur
ISBN : 9780816538287
Genre : Social Science
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The Lives of Stone Tools gives voice to the Indigenous Gamo lithic practitioners of southern Ethiopia. For the Gamo, their stone tools are alive, and their work in flintknapping is interwoven with status, skill, and the life histories of their stone tools. Anthropologist Kathryn Weedman Arthur offers insights from her more than twenty years working with the Gamo. She deftly addresses historical and present-day experiences and practices, privileging the Gamo’s perspectives. Providing a rich, detailed look into the world of lithic technology, Arthur urges us to follow her into a world that recognizes Indigenous theories of material culture as valid alternatives to academic theories. In so doing, she subverts long-held Western perspectives concerning gender, skill, and lifeless status of inorganic matter. The book offers the perspectives that, contrary to long-held Western views, stone tools are living beings with a life course, and lithic technology is a reproductive process that should ideally include both male and female participation. Only individuals of particular lineages knowledgeable in the lives of stones may work with stone technology. Knappers acquire skill and status through incremental guided instruction corresponding to their own phases of maturation. The tools’ lives parallel those of their knappers from birth (procurement), circumcision (knapping), maturation (use), seclusion (storage), and death (discardment). Given current expectations that the Gamo’s lithic technology may disappear with the next generation, The Lives of Stone Tools is a work of vital importance and possibly one of the last contemporaneous books about a population that engages with the craft daily.
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Ancient Human Migrations

Author : Peter Neal Peregrine
ISBN : 0874809428
Genre : Social Science
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A worlwide collection of outstanding papers on human migration from internationally renowned scholars that presents a convincing case of the impossibilty of "pure" races, cultures, and languages, as well as returning this study to its rightful place among the known processes of human evolutionary change and variation.
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Archaeological Concepts For The Study Of The Cultural Past

Author : Alan P. Sullivan
ISBN : UCSC:32106019486650
Genre : Social Science
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An assembly of rhetoric on the tension between archaeology and cultural anthropology, the former often considered merely a sub-field of the latter, and an examination of the degree to which the relationship between the two studies may have actually inhibited archaeological investigations.
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Anthropozoologica

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ISBN : IND:30000125387955
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Ceramic Theory And Cultural Process

Author : Dean E. Arnold
ISBN : 0521272599
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A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.
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After Modernity

Author : Rodney Harrison
ISBN : 9780199548071
Genre : Science
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Rodney Harrison and John Schofield explore how archaeology can inform the study of our own society and other late-modern societies through detailed case studies and a summary of the existing literature. They draw together cross-disciplinary perspectives, and develop a new agenda for the study of the materiality of contemporary societies.
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Origins And Revolutions

Author : Clive Gamble
ISBN : 9781139462495
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In this study Clive Gamble presents and questions two of the most famous descriptions of change in prehistory. The first is the 'human revolution', when evidence for art, music, religion and language first appears. The second is the economic and social revolution of the Neolithic period. Gamble identifies the historical agendas behind 'origins research' and presents a bold alternative to these established frameworks, relating the study of change to the material basis of human identity. He examines, through artefact proxies, how changing identities can be understood using embodied material metaphors and in two major case-studies charts the prehistory of innovations, asking, did agriculture really change the social world? This is an important and challenging book that will be essential reading for every student and scholar of prehistory.
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