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H 290 x W 205 mm

144 pages

Illustrated throughout with 21 plates in colour

Published Jul 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784916299

Digital: 9781784916305

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archaeology; recycling; re-use; materials; stone

Working with the Past: Towards an Archaeology of Recycling

Edited by Dragoş Gheorghiu, Phil Mason

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This book invites archaeologists to approach the significant process of recycling within the archaeological record at two different levels: of artefacts and of landscape.



The Never Ending Journey: Cycling and Recycling Seen through a Critical Assessment of the Taphonomic Process (Roberta Robin Dods); Sustainability, Health, and Society: Prehistoric Artefacts as Sustainable Materials (Lolita Nikolova); Recycling Power and Place: The Many Lives of Traprain Law, SE Scotland (Ian Armit, Andrew Dunwell, Fraser Hunter); Tells as Recycled Places. Experimenting the Chalcolithic Ritual Technologies of Construction and Deconstruction (Dragoş Gheorghiu); Copper and Bronzes: The Birth of Complete Recycling in The Bronze Age (Davide Delfino); Rock Art Recycled? On the Use of Bronze Age Rock Art Sites during the Iron Age in Southern Scandinavia (Per Nilsson); Recycled Memories: The Past and Present in Early Iron Age Landscapes of Southern Germany (Matthew L. Murray); Ancestral Places: The Creation and Recycling of Monumental Landscapes in South-Eastern Slovenia in The 1st Millennium BC and the 1st Millennium AD (Phil Mason); Recycling Pots, Places and Practices: The Roman Cemetery at Podlipoglav (Bernarda Županek and Irena Sivec); Secondary Use of Storage Vessels and Household Pottery During the Late Middle Ages: Pottery in Vaults as a Case Study (Marta Caroscio); The Reuse of Materials during the Medieval and Post-Medieval Periods: A Case Study of Recycling Building Materials in Rothwell, near Leeds, England (George Nash)