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Aegean Bronze Age Art
An Archaeology of Interaction
Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society1379
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Drawing particularly on the rich material culture from the Bronze Age of Greece, Knappett foregrounds the network quality of human-artefact interactions, and examines the ways in which societies have succeeded or failed in counterbalancing their costs and benefits.
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Michael Deal, Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada The reader should come away from this book with a new appreciation for network thinking and for the complex relationships between objects (artifacts and assemblages) and things. In a practical sense, network thinking provides new ways of looking at the development of Bronze Age pottery and the spread of Minoan material culture and identity across the Aegean. As Knappett indicates ... it is a solid foundation for the future.
Barbara Mills, University of Arizona Carl Knappett's An Archaeology of Interaction sets the agenda for archaeological studies of networks. This volume traverses different theoretical approaches with astonishing breadth making it an important resource for archaeologists interested in applying a network perspective in their work, as well as for those more generally interested in contemporary material culture studies.
Anthony Harding, University of Exeter Carl Knappett's book represents a milestone in the study of archaeological distribution patterns. Network analysis has in recent years become highly influential in the study of past human interaction as represented by material culture. Knappett shows, through the skilful use of a range of case-studies and theoretical standpoints, how the network approach to material culture can shed new and sometimes unexpected light on many aspects of interactions in the ancient
<br>Professor Carl Knappett teaches in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto, where he is Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Professor of Aegean Prehistory. His previous books include Thinking Through Material Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, and Material Agency: Towards aNon-Anthropocentric Approach, the latter coedited with Lambros Malafouris. He conducts fieldwork at various Bronze Age sites across the Aegean, focussing recently on the Minoan town of Palaikastro in east Crete.<br>
PART 1; 1. Introduction; 2. Interaction, Space, and Scale; 3. Networks Between Disciplines; PART 2; 4. Micro-Networks: Proximate Interactions; 5. Meso-Networks: Communities of Practice; 6. Macro-Networks: Reginal Interactions; PART 3; 7. Networks of Objects; 8. Meshworks of Things; 9. Temporalities and Biographical Care; EPILOGUE; Future Challenges