The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology (Topics in Contemporary Archaeology) pdf epub fb2

The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology (Topics in Contemporary Archaeology) by Joanna R. Sofaer pdf epub fb2

The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology (Topics in Contemporary Archaeology) Author: Joanna R. Sofaer
Title: The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology (Topics in Contemporary Archaeology)
ISBN: 0521521467
ISBN13: 978-0521521468
Other Formats: docx doc lit txt
Pages: 208 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 6, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1435 kb
Size EPUB version: 1249 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




Skeletal remains are a vital source of evidence for archaeologists. Their interpretation has tended to take two divergent forms: the scientific and the humanistic. In this innovative study, Joanna Sofaer Derevenski argues that these approaches are unnecessarily polarized and that one should not be pursued without the other. Exploring key themes such as sex, gender, life cycle and diet, she argues that the body is both biological object and cultural site and is not easily detached from the objects, practices and landscapes that surround it.