Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies,
Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space.
Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage.
Offers archaeological case studies ranging from prehistoric to contemporary contexts, from Neo-Assyria, South Africa, Argentina, Panama, and the United States.
Explores the idea of a material universe that is socially conceived and constructed, but that also shapes human experience in daily practice.