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The study of the stuff humans leave behind to gain an understanding of who they were and their culture.

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  1. Article detailing the role of material remains in the study of past cultures. Defines culture as extra-somatic means of adaptation p.250. Classic Binford article. Comes up with his classification technique for material culture in which he categorises
  2. • 152-“dwelling perspective of landscape”—“landscape is constituted as an enduring record of—and testimony to—the lives and works of past generations who have dwelt within it, and in so doing, have left there something of themselves.” • 152-“the…
  3. Behavioral ecology is the study of adaptive behavior in relation to social and envi- ronmental circumstances. Analysts working from this perspective hold that the reproductive strategies and decision-making capacities of all living…
  4. Why should archaeologists deal with symbols and how can they do so? This article outlines three major traditions archaeologists have followed in con- processual view of symbols as tokens that represent reality, the structuralist view of symbols as…
  5. This book aims to show through a series of examples that an interpretive archaeology dealing with past meanings can be applied in practice to archaeological data, and that it can also contribute effectively to social practice in the world of today.…
  6. Under the influence of phenomenological approaches, a semiotic perspective on the body is being replaced in archaeology by analysis of the production and experience of lived bodies in the past through the juxtaposition of traces of body practices,…

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