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The Archaeology of Verbal and Nonverbal Meaning:

Mesopotamian domestic architecture and its textual dimension

£34.00
Author:
Paolo Brusasco
Publication Year:
2007
Language:
English
Paperback:
155pp. Includes 14 figures, maps, plans, drawings and photographs, 31 tables
ISBN 10:
1407300458
ISBN:
9781407300450
BAR number:
S1631
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Mesopotamian houses excavated at Ur and Nippur represent a unique archaeological context for the analysis of the interaction of verbal and nonverbal sign systems in that archaeologists can combine archival evidence of the III-II millennium BC with well-preserved house layouts. This work provides a general framework for the interpretation of other sites where textual evidence is absent or not in context. Although the aims of the book are multiple, the main objective is theoretical: The author goes beyond the interpretation of Mesopotamian domestic sociology and offers a semiotic theory of verbal and nonverbal meanings, useful for archaeology in general.