An Archaeology of Skill

An Archaeology of Skill

Author: Maikel H.G. Kuijpers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351765817

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Material is the mother of innovation and it is through skill that innovations are brought about. This core thesis that is developed in this book identifies skill as the linchpin of – and missing link between – studies on craft, creativity, innovation, and material culture. Through a detailed study of early bronze age axes the question is tackled of what it involves to be skilled, providing an evidence based argument about levels of skill. The unique contribution of this work is that it lays out a theoretical framework and methodology through which an empirical analysis of skill is achievable. A specific chaîne opératoire for metal axes is used that compares not only what techniques were used, but also how they were applied. A large corpus of axes is compared in terms of what skills and attention were given at the different stages of their production. The ideas developed in this book are of interest to the emerging trend of ‘material thinking’ in the human and social sciences. At the same time, it looks towards and augments the development in craft-studies, recognising the many different aspects of craft in contemporary and past societies, and the particular relationship that craftspeople have with their material. Drawing together these two distinct fields of research will stimulate (re)thinking of how to integrate production with discussions of other aspects of object biographies, and how we link arguments about value to social models.

Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology

Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology

Author: Proietti, Enrico

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799810612

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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Communicating archaeological heritage at the institutional level reflects on the current status of archeology, and a lack of communication between archaeologists and the general public only serves to widen the gap of understanding. As holders of this specific scientific expertise, effective openness and communication is essential to understanding how a durable future can be built through comprehension of the past and the importance of heritage sites and collections. Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology is an essential research publication that examines archeology as a method for present researchers to interact and communicate with the past, and as a methods for identifying the overall trends in the needs of humanity as a whole. Presenting a vast range of topics such as digital transformation, artificial intelligence, and heritage awareness, this book is essential for archaeologists, journalists, heritage managers, sociologists, educators, anthropologists, museum curators, historians, communication specialists, industry professionals, researchers, academicians, and students.

Digging It Up Down Under

Digging It Up Down Under

Author: Claire Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387352633

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 943

This field manual provides essential background information for those interested in undertaking archaeology in Australia. Professional archaeologists provide their personal tips for working in each state and territory, dealing with a living heritage, working with Aboriginal peoples, and coping with Australian conditions. Grounded in the social, political and ethical issues that inform Australian archaeology today, this book is also packed with practical advice.

The Archaeology Coursebook

The Archaeology Coursebook

Author: Jim Grant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415360773

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 400

Fully revised with new case studies, 300 photographs and diagrams, and new material on British pre-history and the Roman empire, this book provides students with the skills and technical concepts essential to the study of the archaeology.

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology: Working with Professional and Public Communities

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology: Working with Professional and Public Communities

Author: Katy Bell

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789690866

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 340

Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities.

Archaeology in the Making

Archaeology in the Making

Author: William L Rathje

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136185274

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 706

Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come to fascinate archaeologists over the last forty years or so, those that concern major events in human history such as the origins of agriculture and the state, and questions about the way archaeologists go about their work. Many of the conversations highlight quite intensely held personal insight into what motivates us to pursue archaeology; some may even be termed outrageous in the light they shed on the way archaeological institutions operate – excavation teams, professional associations, university departments. Archaeology in the Making is a unique document detailing the history of archaeology in second half of the 20th century to the present day through the words of some of its key proponents. It will be invaluable for anybody who wants to understand the theory and practice of this ever developing discipline.

Interpretive Archaeology

Interpretive Archaeology

Author: Julian Thomas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441179296

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 717

New forms of archaeology are emerging which position the discipline firmly within the social and cultural sciences. These approaches have been described as "post processual" or "interpretive" archaeology, and draw on a range of traditions of enquiry in the humanities, from Marxism and critical theory to hermeneutics, feminism, queer theory, phenomenology and post-colonial thinking. This volume gathers together a series of the canonical statements which have defined an interpretive archaeology. Many of these have been unavailable for some while, and others are drawn from inaccessible publications. In addition, a number of key articles are included which are drawn from other disciplines, but which have been influential and widely cited within archaeology. The collection is put into context by an editorial introduction and thematic notes for each section.

Forensic Archaeology

Forensic Archaeology

Author: W. J. Mike Groen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118745960

Category: Law

Page: 616

View: 791

Forensic archaeology is mostly defined as the use ofarchaeological methods and principles within a legal context.However, such a definition only covers one aspect of forensicarchaeology and misses the full potential this discipline has tooffer. This volume is unique in that it contains 57 chapters fromexperienced forensic archaeological practitioners working indifferent countries, intergovernmental organisations orNGO’s. It shows that the practice of forensic archaeologyvaries worldwide as a result of diverse historical, educational,legal and judicial backgrounds. The chapters in this volume will bean invaluable reference to (forensic) archaeologists, forensicanthropologists, humanitarian and human rights workers, forensicscientists, police officers, professionals working in criminaljustice systems and all other individuals who are interested in thepotential forensic archaeology has to offer at scenes of crime orplaces of incident. This volume promotes the development offorensic archaeology worldwide. In addition, it proposes aninterpretative framework that is grounded in archaeological theoryand methodology, integrating affiliated behavioural and forensicsciences.

The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

Author: Nancy Appleyard

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9780857253385

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 849

The teacher training framework, introduced in September 2007, requires all teachers in the post-16 sector to possess knowledge, understanding and personal skills to at least level 2 in the minimum core for language and literacy. Coverage and assessment of the core has to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status. This book is a practical guide to language and literacy for trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. It enables trainee teachers to identify and develop their own language and literacy skills and also to support their students' language and literacy.

Space, Time, Place

Space, Time, Place

Author: Maurizio Forte

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: IND:30000127029423

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

View: 774

Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, 17th-21st August 2009, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

The Archaeology Coursebook

The Archaeology Coursebook

Author: Jim Grant

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415236393

Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 735

The Archaeology Coursebook is an unrivalled guide to students studying archaeology for the first time. It will interest pre-university students and teachers as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 938

It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.