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Hurcombe: Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture. Paperback

  • Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture. Paperback
  • By Linda Hurcombe
  • 368 pages. 2007. This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach.
Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects.

This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.
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