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Introduction: towards a social archaeology of warfare

Gilchrist, R. (2003) Introduction: towards a social archaeology of warfare. World Archaeology, 35 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0043-8243

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1080/0043824032000078045

Abstract/Summary

The recent explosion of interest in the archaeology of warfare is examined, and some possible reasons behind this trend are explored. Characteristics in the archaeology of warfare are identified in relation to prehistoric and historical archaeology and their contrasting sources of evidence. The androcentric tendency of the archaeology of warfare is discussed, and the major themes of the volume are introduced, including memorial landscapes, commemorative monuments and their conflicting meanings, and the social context of warfare.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
ID Code:3546
Uncontrolled Keywords:warfare war warrior weapons memory emotion commemoration
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