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Archaeological Semiotics

ISBN: 978-1-55786-657-8
352 pages
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book explores the multiple ways in which archaeologists give meaning to the past, highlighting debates over the ontological and epistemological status of the discipline and evaluating current responses to these issues.

  • Explains why absolute foundations in archaeology are inadequate and looks at the alternatives.
  • Highlights debates over the ontological and epistemological status of the discipline and evaluates current responses to these issues.
  • Defines a new space for archaeological discourse and dialogue.
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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction.

Part I. Signs of Meaning.

2. Saussure and his Legacy.

3. The Peircian Alternative.

4. Pragmatic Anthropology.

Part II: Aspects of a Semiotic Archaeology.

5. Structuralism and Processal Archaeology.

6. Poststructuralism and Postprocessual Archaeologies.

7. Cognitive Science and Cognitive Archaeology.

Part III: Archaeological Case Studies.

8. Brook Farm and Architecture of Social Reform.

9. In the Aftermath of the Pueblo Revolt.

10. Material Meanings in Practice.

References.

Index
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Robert W. Preucel is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Curator of North American Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught previously at Southern Illinois University and Harvard University and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge. He is co-editor of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory (with Ian Hodder, Blackwell 1996).
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  • Explores the many ways in which archaeologists give meaning to the past.
  • Explains why absolute foundations in archaeology are inadequate and looks at the alternatives.
  • Highlights debates over the ontological and epistemological status of the discipline and evaluates current responses to these issues.
  • Defines a new space for archaeological discourse and dialogue.
See More
"Preucel's book reviews the work of Peirce in the contact of contemporary archaeology. Its importance lies in the fact that it will introduce that work to a wider audience." (Cambridge Archaeological Journal, February 2008)

"As a reference text for the vast literature on semiotics across a multi-disciplinary field, this book is certainly a most useful aide."(Archaeological Review from Cambridge)

"Preucel's book reviews the work of Peirce in the context of contemporary archaeology. Its importance lies in the fact that it will introduce that work to a wider audience."(Cambridge Archaeological Journal)

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