Posts Tagged: material culture

Things in Action – Interpreting the Meanings of Things in Archaeology

The proceedings of the XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting held in Oulu, Finland, two years ago is now out. My contribution can be found by following this link. Advertisements

Things in Action – Interpreting the Meanings of Things in Archaeology

The proceedings of the XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting held in Oulu, Finland, two years ago is now out. My contribution can be found by following this link.

Symmetrical archaeology and past meaning-making practices

Today there is a new field of archaeology emerging, called symmetrical archaeology (Olsen 2003: 88), which can be seen as a pragmatistic archaeology, where the material is again taken into account and the emphasis of study is not that much

Symmetrical archaeology and past meaning-making practices

Today there is a new field of archaeology emerging, called symmetrical archaeology (Olsen 2003: 88), which can be seen as a pragmatistic archaeology, where the material is again taken into account and the emphasis of study is not that much

Material culture as texts

According to Ian Hodder (1989) material culture texts are different from written text in three aspects. In written texts, the words are always largely arbitrary, since they are written in specific social contexts. This is called the arbitrariness principle. The

Material culture as texts

According to Ian Hodder (1989) material culture texts are different from written text in three aspects. In written texts, the words are always largely arbitrary, since they are written in specific social contexts. This is called the arbitrariness principle. The