LIVING WITH POTTERY ETHNOARCHAEOLOGY AMONG THE GAMO OF SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA FOUNDATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INQUIRY

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Living With Pottery

Author : John Wood Arthur
ISBN : 0874808847
Genre : Social Science
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The Lives Of Stone Tools

Author : Kathryn Weedman Arthur
ISBN : 9780816538287
Genre : Social Science
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The Lives of Stone Tools gives voice to the Indigenous Gamo lithic practitioners of southern Ethiopia. For the Gamo, their stone tools are alive, and their work in flintknapping is interwoven with status, skill, and the life histories of their stone tools. Anthropologist Kathryn Weedman Arthur offers insights from her more than twenty years working with the Gamo. She deftly addresses historical and present-day experiences and practices, privileging the Gamo’s perspectives. Providing a rich, detailed look into the world of lithic technology, Arthur urges us to follow her into a world that recognizes Indigenous theories of material culture as valid alternatives to academic theories. In so doing, she subverts long-held Western perspectives concerning gender, skill, and lifeless status of inorganic matter. The book offers the perspectives that, contrary to long-held Western views, stone tools are living beings with a life course, and lithic technology is a reproductive process that should ideally include both male and female participation. Only individuals of particular lineages knowledgeable in the lives of stones may work with stone technology. Knappers acquire skill and status through incremental guided instruction corresponding to their own phases of maturation. The tools’ lives parallel those of their knappers from birth (procurement), circumcision (knapping), maturation (use), seclusion (storage), and death (discardment). Given current expectations that the Gamo’s lithic technology may disappear with the next generation, The Lives of Stone Tools is a work of vital importance and possibly one of the last contemporaneous books about a population that engages with the craft daily.
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Ancient Human Migrations

Author : Peter Neal Peregrine
ISBN : 0874809428
Genre : Social Science
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A worlwide collection of outstanding papers on human migration from internationally renowned scholars that presents a convincing case of the impossibilty of "pure" races, cultures, and languages, as well as returning this study to its rightful place among the known processes of human evolutionary change and variation.
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Archaeological Concepts For The Study Of The Cultural Past

Author : Alan P. Sullivan
ISBN : UCSC:32106019486650
Genre : Social Science
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An assembly of rhetoric on the tension between archaeology and cultural anthropology, the former often considered merely a sub-field of the latter, and an examination of the degree to which the relationship between the two studies may have actually inhibited archaeological investigations.
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Anthropozoologica

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Handbook Of Archaeological Methods

Author : Herbert D. G. Maschner
ISBN : 0759100780
Genre : Social Science
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The Handbook of Archaeological Methods comprises 37 articles by leading archaeologists on the key methods used by archaeologists in the field, in analysis, in theory building, and in managing cultural resources. The book is destined to become the key reference work for archaeologists and their advanced students on contemporary archaeological methods.
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Ceramic Theory And Cultural Process

Author : Dean E. Arnold
ISBN : 0521272599
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A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.
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Ethnic Groups And Boundaries

Author : Fredrik Barth
ISBN : 9781478607953
Genre : Social Science
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When originally published in Norway, Ethnic Groups and Boundaries marked the transition to a new era of ethnic studies. Today this much-cited classic is regarded as the seminal volume from which stems much current anthropological thinking about ethnicity. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries opens with Barths invaluable thirty-page essay that introduces students to important theoretical issues in the analysis of ethnic groups. Following is a collection of seven essaysthe results of a symposium involving a small group of Scandinavian social anthropologistsintended to illustrate the application of Barths analytical viewpoints to different sides of the problems of polyethnic organization in various ethnographic areas, including Norway, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mexico, Afghanistan, and Laos.
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