Reading the past: Current approaches to interpretation in archaeology, third edition

Ian Hodder, Scott Hutson

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Abstract

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 own contemporary language". While remaining centered on the importance of meaning, agency and history, the authors explore the latest developments in post-structuralism, neo-evolutionary theory and phenomenology.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages293
ISBN (Electronic)9780511814211
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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© Cambridge University Press 2003.

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  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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