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Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture

Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives

Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture( )
Editor: Harris, Susanna
Douny, Laurence
Series title:UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications
ISBN:978-1-315-41563-5
Publication Date:Jun 2016
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $57.95
Book Description:

This innovative volume challenges contemporary views on material culture by exploring the relationship between wrapping materials and practices and the objects, bodies, and places that define them. Using examples as diverse as baby swaddling, Egyptian mummies, Celtic tombs, lace underwear, textile clothing, and contemporary African silk, the dozen archaeologist and anthropologist contributors show how acts of wrapping and unwrapping are embedded in beliefs and thoughts of a particular...
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Pages:245



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