An Archaeological Perspective on the History of Technology

An Archaeological Perspective on the History of Technology - Elements in Archaeological Perspectives on Materials and Technologies

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Publisher's Synopsis

This volume represents an introduction to a new world-wide attempt to review the history of technology, which is one of few since the pioneering publications of the 1960s. It takes an explicit archaeological focus to the study of the history of technology and adopts a more explicit socially-embedded view of technology than has commonly been the case in mainstream histories of technology. In doing so, it attempts to introduce a more radical element to explanations of technological change, involving magic, alchemy, animism - in other words, attempting to consider technological change in terms of the 'world view' of those involved in such change rather than from an exclusively western scientific perspective.

Book information

ISBN: 9781009184212
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 609
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 75 .
Weight: 140g
Height: 151mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 7mm