The Present Past

    The Present Past

    An Introduction to Anthropology for Archaeologists

    Ian Hodder

    Pen & Sword 2012

    Paperback 239pp Illustrated

    9781781591727   Product Code: 21499

    How can an archaeologist know that a freshly unearthed artefact is an axe? What is the meaning of the decoration on an object? What can archaeological data reveal about a society's structure? The Present Past demonstrates how insights from the anthropological study of modern societies can help archaeologists to interpret material evidence. First published in 1982, the book now features an updated bibliography and a new introduction in which the author reflects on changing attitudes to the practice of ethnoarchaeology.

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