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The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Chris Fowler


This book approaches archaeological research as an engagement within an assemblage — a particular configuration of materials, things, places, humans, animals, plants, techniques, technologies, forces, and ideas. The book develops a new interpretative method for that engagement, exploring how archaeological research can, and does, reconfigure each assemblage. Recognising the successive relationships that give rise to and reshaped assemblages over time, it proposes a relational realist understanding of archaeological evidence based on a reading of relational and non-representational theories, su ... More

Keywords: archaeological research, materials, places, assemblages, Karen Barad, Tim Ingold, Bruno Latour, archaeological evidence, mortuary practices, North-East England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656370
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Fowler, author
Lecturer in Later Prehistoric Archaeology, Newcastle University