The emergent past : a relational realist archaeology of early Bronze Age mortuary practices / Chris Fowler.

Author
Fowler, Chris, 1973- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Description
xii, 333 pages ; 25 cm

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Subject(s)
Summary note
This book approaches archaeological research as an engagement within an assemblage - a particular configuration of materials, things, places, humans, animals, plants, techniques, technologies, forces, and ideas. Fowler develops a new interpretative method for that engagement, exploring how archaeological research can, and does, reconfigure each assemblage. Recognising the successive relationships that give rise to and reshaped assemblages over time, he proposes a relational realist understanding of archaeological evidence based on a reading of relational and non-representational theories, such as those presented by Karen Barad, Tim Ingold, and Bruno Latour. The volume explores this new approach through the first ever synthesis of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in Northeast England (c.2500-1500 BC), taking into account how different concepts and practices have changed the assemblage of Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in the past 200 years.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780199656370 (hardback)
  • 0199656371 (hardback)
OCLC
858804538
Other standard number
  • 99957196664
RCP
C - S