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Going to pieces at the funeral: Completeness and complexity in early Bronze Age jet 'necklace' assemblages

Frieman, Catherine

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This article explores how the ways in which we as archaeologists view material culture - as being constituted of many parts or attributes, as complete, as dynamic, as unchanging - can affect the ways we interpret it. In doing so, it addresses the inherent conflict of object classification: while individual objects vary in significant and observable ways, to be included in broader research agendas they must be approximated to normative and idealized types, effectively effacing the actions of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24444
Source: Journal of Social Archaelology
DOI: 10.1177/1469605311431400

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