Ritual and Rubbish in the Iron Age of Wessex

A Study on the formation of a specific archaeological record

£49.00
Author:
J.D. Hill
Publication Year:
1995
Language:
English
Paperback:
287pp
ISBN 10:
0860547841
ISBN:
9780860547846
BAR number:
B242
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
The author has been a familiar speaker at Theoretical Archaeology Group meetings in Britain for a number of years and his general approach must now be familiar to many people. His specific argument that pit deposits usually interpreted as `rubbish' are in fact structured in a meaningful way is sure to be of interest to all archaeologists involved with the investigation of middens or faunal `rubbish' deposits, though taphonomists may remain sceptical. The wider implications for the study of the Iron Age in Britain (especially his historiographical critique of past `culture-historical' approaches) are also stimulating.