Social Theory in Archaeology and Ancient History : The Present and Future of Counternarratives / Ed. by Geoff Emberling

By: Emberling, Geoff, EdContributor(s): Emberling, Geoff, EdPublisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016Description: xvi, 366 pISBN: 9781107053335Subject(s): Social archaeology | Civilization, Ancient | Social systems | Excavations (Archaeology)DDC classification: 930.1 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Part I. Introduction -- Counternarratives: the archaeology of the long term and the large scale / Geoff Emberling -- Part II. Cultural trajectories -- Social evolutionary theory and the fifth continent: history without transformation? / Tim Murray -- Structures of authority: feasting and political practice in the earliest Mesopotamian states / Geoff Emberling -- Counternarratives and counterintuition: accommodating the unpredicted in the archaeology of complexity / Steven E. Falconer -- Inscribing legitimacy and building power in the Mekong Delta / Miriam T. Stark -- Part III. Cities, states, and empires -- The city in the state / Carla M. Sinopoli and Uthara Suvrathan -- Cities and ideology: the case of Assur in the Neo-Assyrian period / Peter Machinist -- City and countryside--image and text: balancing rural and urban values in third-millennium Egypt / John Baines -- Local courts in centralizing states: the case of Ur III Mesopotamia / Laura Culbertson -- Part IV. Collapse and resilience -- Writing collapse / Severin Fowles -- Objects in crisis: curation, repair, and the historicity of things in the South Caucasus--1500-300 BCE / Adam T. Smith and Lori Khatchadourian -- Leaving classic Maya cities: agent-based modeling and the dynamics of diaspora / Patricia A. McAnany, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Maxime Lamoureux St-Hilaire, and Gyles Iannone -- Part V. Archaeology and history -- Settling on the ruins of Xia: archaeology of social memory in early China / Li Min -- Anti-history / Shannon Lee Dawdy -- Part VI. Commentary -- The present and future of counternarratives / Norman Yoffee.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. Introduction -- Counternarratives: the archaeology of the long term and the large scale / Geoff Emberling -- Part II. Cultural trajectories -- Social evolutionary theory and the fifth continent: history without transformation? / Tim Murray -- Structures of authority: feasting and political practice in the earliest Mesopotamian states / Geoff Emberling -- Counternarratives and counterintuition: accommodating the unpredicted in the archaeology of complexity / Steven E. Falconer -- Inscribing legitimacy and building power in the Mekong Delta / Miriam T. Stark -- Part III. Cities, states, and empires -- The city in the state / Carla M. Sinopoli and Uthara Suvrathan -- Cities and ideology: the case of Assur in the Neo-Assyrian period / Peter Machinist -- City and countryside--image and text: balancing rural and urban values in third-millennium Egypt / John Baines -- Local courts in centralizing states: the case of Ur III Mesopotamia / Laura Culbertson -- Part IV. Collapse and resilience -- Writing collapse / Severin Fowles -- Objects in crisis: curation, repair, and the historicity of things in the South Caucasus--1500-300 BCE / Adam T. Smith and Lori Khatchadourian -- Leaving classic Maya cities: agent-based modeling and the dynamics of diaspora / Patricia A. McAnany, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Maxime Lamoureux St-Hilaire, and Gyles Iannone -- Part V. Archaeology and history -- Settling on the ruins of Xia: archaeology of social memory in early China / Li Min -- Anti-history / Shannon Lee Dawdy -- Part VI. Commentary -- The present and future of counternarratives / Norman Yoffee.

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