Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in

Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in



9 thoughts on “Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology

  1. Lauren Webster Lauren Webster says:

    Pretty engaging throughout I especially loved the parts about how different cultures and languages cannot be viewed from our own perspective and we can’t truly ever hope to put ourselves in their perspective


  2. Έρση Λάβαρη Έρση Λάβαρη says:

    Κείμενο πολύ καλό προσεγμένο κι επιμελημένο με άρτια εμφάνιση και δομή Ωστόσο για κάποιον που δεν διαθέτει γνώσεις σχετικά με το αντικείμενο της νέας αρχαιολογίας και των ρευμάτων της είναι σίγουρα δυσνόητο και ελλιπώς τεκμηριωμένο


  3. Carole-Lesley Rowland Carole-Lesley Rowland says:

    it is as one would expect informative


  4. Hasan G Hasan G says:

    Arkeoloji kuramlarını birbirine kapıştıran akademik bir kitap Özellikle ülkemizde kuramlar pek önemsenmediği için mutlaka okunmalı ama benim beynim yetmedi Tekrar devam edeceğim


  5. Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew says:

    There are parts of this which I think are grasping at straws a little but overall an interesting book


  6. Richard Richard says:

    One of the few works in critical theory that I read cover to cover by choice The text goes through various schools of archaeological thought Marxist cultural historical structuralist etc revealing their respective strengths and critiuing holes in their epistemologies Some of the major themes that run through each chapter include the agency of individuals materialism vs idealism and the inevitability of interpretation While the writing could stand to be a bit punchier Hodder mounts his critiues uite clearly and makes a formidable argument for post processualism I've read a few other anthologies that try simplifying these same topics to make them digestible for undergrads but this book manages to be far understandable without being condescending; compared to authors like Spivak or Bourdieu this is a fairly accessible theoretical work


  7. Emily Emily says:

    Chapters cover major interpretive theories approaches used by archaeologists Presumes familiarity with theorists of the 19th 20th century Good for advanced undergrads or grad students who are familiar with theory archaeologyI found it difficult to read and I've done field work and took a PhD exam that included archaeological theory


  8. Xarah Xarah says:

    Boy now that was fun reading Boy I do love theory I guess the book would be better if it was a little approachable I found it to lack enough examples to fully understand the concepts the authors were proposing; not that I really cared all that much anyways I wouldn't have read this on my own but class dictated that I read it Boy that was fun


  9. marce marce says:

    great book


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Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology ➸ [Reading] ➺ Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology By Ian Hodder ➭ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The third edition of this classic introduction to archaeological theory and method has been fully updated to address the rapid development of theoretical debate throughout the discipline Ian Hodder an Past: Current PDF Ë The third edition of this classic introduction to archaeological theory and method has been fully updated to address the rapid development of theoretical debate throughout the discipline Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must consider a variety of perspectives in the complex and uncertain task of translating the meaning of past texts into their the Past: Current Approaches to Epub / own contemporary language While remaining centered on the importance of meaning agency and history the Reading the PDF or authors explore the latest developments in post structuralism neo evolutionary theory and phenomenology Previous Edition Hb Previous Edition Pb .