The Archaeology of Personhood : An Anthropological Approach, Paperback / softback Book

The Archaeology of Personhood : An Anthropological Approach Paperback / softback

Part of the Themes in Archaeology Series series


Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the pastApplying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies from European prehistoric archaeology, the book explores the connection between people, animals, objects, their societies and environments and investigates the relationship that jointly produces bodies, persons, communities and artefacts. The Archaeology of Personhood examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780415317221

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