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  1. Introductory readings and online references: strand A 16 items
    1. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Appadurai, Arjun c1986

      Book Recommended

    2. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

      Book Essential Useful overview and reference

    3. Artifacts - Ewen, Charles Robin c2003

      Book Recommended

    4. Archaeological artefacts as material culture - Hurcombe, L. M. 2007

      Book Essential

    5. Learning from things: method and theory of material culture studies - Kingery, W. D. c1996

      Book Recommended

    6. Pandora's hope: essays on the reality of science studies - Latour, Bruno 1999

      Book Recommended

    7. Archaeological approaches to technology - Miller, Heather Margaret-Louise c2007

      Book Recommended

    8. In defense of things: archaeology and the ontology of objects - Olsen, Bjørnar c2010

      Book Essential

    9. The material life of human beings: artifacts, behavior, and communication - Schiffer, Michael B., Miller, Andrea R. 1999

      Book Recommended

    10. Technology - F. Sigaut 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    11. Handbook of material culture - Tilley, Chris 2006

      Book Recommended

    12. Metals and societies: studies in honour of Barbara S. Ottaway - Kienlin, Tobias L., Ottaway, Barbara S., Roberts, Ben W. 2009

      Book Recommended

    13. Archaeometallurgy: Evidence of a paradigm shift? - C. Thornton 2009

      Chapter Recommended A short history of research in archaeometallurgy, outlining some trends. Useful to consider for other scientific fields as well.

  2. General perspectives on material culture, mainly in a modern context 5 items
    1. Material culture in the social world: values, activities, lifestyles - Dant, Tim 1999

      Book Recommended

    2. Thinking through things: theorising artefacts ethnographically - Holbraad, Martin, Wastell, Sari, Henare, Amiria J. M. 2007

      Book Recommended

    3. History from things: essays on material culture - Kingery, W. D., Lubar, Steven D. c1993

      Book Recommended

    4. Archaeologies of materiality - Meskell, Lynn 2006

      Book Recommended

    5. Materiality - Miller, Daniel c2005

      Book Recommended

  3. Specific raw materials 3 items
    1. Pottery in archaeology - Orton, Clive, Tyers, Paul, Vince, A. G. 1993

      Book Recommended

    2. Making silent stones speak: human evolution and the dawn of technology - Schick, Kathy Diane, Toth, Nicholas Patrick 1995, c1993

      Book Recommended

    3. Pottery analysis: a sourcebook - Rice, Prudence M. 1987

      Book Recommended

  4. Strand A Technology within Society 6 items
    Lectures: Strand A
    1. Lecture 1: What is an artefact; Arranging the artefacts Ulrike Sommer and Ian Freestone

    2. Materials against materiality - Tim Ingold 2007-4-4

      Article Recommended

    3. Introduction, object orientations - L. Meskell 2006

      Chapter Essential

    4. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Appadurai, Arjun c1986

      Book Essential

    5. Object worlds in ancient Egypt: material biographies past and present - Meskell, Lynn 2004

      Book Recommended

    6. In defense of things: archaeology and the ontology of objects - Olsen, Bjørnar c2010

      Book Essential

  5. Arranging the artefacts 3 items
    Articles for discussion
    1. Archaeological classification: theory versus practice - W. Adams 1988

      Article Essential Also available in print.

    2. Are Emic Types Relevant to Archaeology? - B. Hayden Spring 1984

      Article Recommended

  6. Further reading 26 items
    1. Bronze Age pottery and the problem of classification - J. Barrett, R. Bradley, M. Hall 1991

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    2. Art, artefacts, and chronology in classical archaeology - Biers, William R. 1992

      Book Recommended

    3. Archaeology as anthropology - L. Binford 1962

      Article Recommended

    4. Archaeological perspectives - L. Binford 1968

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    5. Tools for constructing chronologies: crossing disciplinary boundaries - Millard, Andrew, Buck, Caitlin E. c2004

      Book Recommended

    6. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

      Book Recommended

    7. Theory and practice in urban pottery seriation - M.O.H. Carver 1985-9

      Article Recommended

    8. Arranging ethnology: A.H.L.F. Pitt Rivers and the typological tradition - W. Chapman 1985

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    9. Analytical archaeologist: collected papers of David L. Clarke - Clarke, David L. 1979

      Book Recommended Chapters 4&5

    10. Towards a phenomenological approach to medieval pottery - C. Cumberpatch 1997

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    11. Methodological Issues in Americanist Artifact Classification - R.C. Dunnell 1986

      Article Recommended Available as e-journal article or digitised reading

    12. Artefacts as categories: a study of ceramic variability in central India - Miller, Daniel 1985

      Book Recommended Chapter 1

    13. Analysis of Style in Artifacts - S Plog 1983-10

      Article Recommended

    14. Artifact classification: a conceptual and methodological approach - Read, Dwight W. c2007

      Book Recommended

    15. Approaches to style in lithic archaeology - James R Sackett 1982-3

      Article Recommended

    16. Rethinking the Ware Concept - P. Rice 1976

      Article Recommended

    17. The ceramic legacy of Anna O. Shepard - Lange, Frederick W., Bishop, Ronald L. c1991

      Book Recommended pp. 121-132

    18. Why is archaeometry so boring for archaeologists? - F. Widemann 1980

      Article Recommended

    19. The typology debate - A. Wylie 2002

      Chapter Recommended

  7. Lecture 2: The field recording of artefacts 2 items
    Essential reading
    1. Life in the pot shed - C. Orton, P. Tyres, A. Vince 1993

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    2. Minimum standards for the processing, recording, analysis and publication of post-Roman ceramics - Nenk, Beverley, Pearce, Jacqueline, Whittingham, Lucy, Slowikowski, Anna 2001

      Book Essential

  8. Further reading 3 items
    1. The Approach in Middle Paleolithic Archaeology - Ofer Bar‐Yosef, Philip Van Peer 2009-02

      Article Recommended

    2. The Approach in Middle Paleolithic Archaeology - Ofer Bar‐Yosef, Philip Van Peer 2009-02

      Article Recommended

  9. Further reading and discussion 12 items
    1. Hunters in a landscape - L. Binford 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Lithic technology and the Chaîne Opératoire - C. Chanteller 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Comments of lithic technology and experimental archaeology - D. Crabtree 1975

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Lithic technology as a means of processual inference - M. Collins 1975

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, taxonomy - D. Nicholas, C. Kramer 2001

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    6. The Cultural Biography of Objects - C. Gosden, Y Marshall 1999

      Article Recommended

    7. Ideology, Materialization, and Power Strategies - E. DeMarrais, L. Castillo, T. Earle 1996

      Article Recommended

    8. Notes on the Life History of a Pot Sherd - C. Holtorf 2002-03-01

      Article Recommended

    9. Biographical objects: how things tell the stories of people's lives - Hoskins, Janet 1998

      Book Recommended

  10. Further reading: the indirect evidence 13 items
    1. Drinking Beer in a Blissful Mood - J. Jennings 2005

      Article Recommended

    2. Elements for an anthropology of technology - Lemonnier, Pierre 1992

      Book Recommended

    3. Case study: the life and times of a Roman jar - G. Lucas 2005

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Object worlds in ancient Egypt: material biographies past and present - Meskell, Lynn 2004

      Book Recommended

    5. Pottery technology: principles and reconstruction - Rye, Owen S. 1981

      Book Recommended

    6. The life of an artefact in an interpretive archaeology - M. Shanks 1998

      Article Recommended This article is available in print as well as an e-document. See below

    7. The life of an artifact - M. Shanks 1998

      Article Recommended

    8. Behavioral chain analysis: activities, organization and the use of space - M. Schiffer 1995

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    9. Mindful technology: unleashing the chaîne opératoire for an archaeology of mind - M. Schlanger 1994

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    10. Understanding artifact variability and change: a behavioral framework - J. Skibo, M. Schiffer 2001

      Chapter Recommended

    11. Technology in the Humanities - N. Schlanger, A. Sinclair 1990

      Article Essential

    12. Operational sequences beyond linearity - M. Vidale 1998

      Article Recommended digitised reading

  11. Lecture 3: Perception and extraction of raw materials Susan Hamilton 3 items
    Essential reading
    1. From veneration to exploitation: human engagement with the mineral world - N. Boivin 2004

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

    2. Quarried away: thinking about landscapes of megalithic construction on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) - S. Hamilton et al. 2008

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

    3. Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction - Sue Hamilton 2006-10-02

      Article Essential

  12. Further reading 33 items
    1. Stone - B. Aston et al. 2000

      Chapter Recommended

    2. The Neolithic flint mines of England - Barber, Martyn, Field, David, Topping, Peter, Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) 1999

      Book Recommended

    3. Interpreting the axe trade: production and exchange in Neolithic Britain - Bradley, Richard, Edmonds, M. R. 1993

      Book Recommended

    4. Quarrying in a Tribal Society - J. Burton 1984

      Article Recommended

    5. Breaking stones, making places: the social landscapes of axe production sites - G. Cooney

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    6. CSo many shades of rock: colour symbolism and Irish stone axeheadsn archaeological research - G. Cooney 2002,

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    7. The scientific investigation of early mining and smelting - P. Craddock 1989

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Production for obsidian exchange in California - J. Ericson 1982

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    9. Some matters of substance - R. Friedel 1993

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    10. Archaeological Geology of Ancient Egypt

      Webpage Recommended Old URL link not available. Added new URL link to website of Professor Dr. James A. Harrell Department of Environmental Sciences The University of Toledo 2801 West Bancroft Street Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390 U.S.A

    11. The perception of the environment: essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill - Ingold, Tim 2011

      Book Recommended

    12. Stone age - mining age - Körlin, Gabriele, Weisgerber, Gerd, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, International Flint Symposium 2006

      Book Recommended

    13. Ancient Egyptian materials and industries - Lucas, A., Harris, J. R. [1962]

      Book Recommended

    14. vory for the sea woman: the symbolic attributes of a prehistoric technology - R. McGhee 1994

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    15. Ross Island: mining, metal and society in early Ireland - O'Brien, William, Brindley, Anna L. c2004

      Book Recommended

    16. Mount Gabriel: bronze age mining in Ireland - O'Brien, William 1994

      Book Recommended

    17. Woodmanship - O. Rackham 1994

      Article Recommended Only in print available from the library. DOI 10.1080/13594869409441777 in case interested in purchase of article.

    18. Somerset Levels papers - University of Cambridge

      Journal Recommended

    19. Bruising the red earth: ochre mining and ritual in aboriginal Tasmania - Sagona, A. G. 1994

      Book Recommended

    20. Prehistoric mining and allied industries - Shepherd, R. 1980

      Book Essential

    21. Pre-Hispanic metallurgy and mining in the Andes: recent advances and future tasks - I. Shimada 1994

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    22. Raw material selectivity of the earliest stone toolmakers at Gona, Afar, Ethiopia - Dietrich Stout, Jay Quade, Sileshi Semaw, Michael J. Rogers 2005-4

      Article Recommended

    23. The obsidian quarries and their use - R. Torrence 1982

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

  13. Lecture 4: The organisation of production Ian Freestone 3 items
    Essential reading
    1. Pliny on Roman glassmaking - I. Freestone 2008

      Chapter Essential

    2. Rome in the desert: a symbol of power - Peacock, D. P. S., University of Southampton 1992

      Book Essential

  14. Further reading 30 items
    1. Concepts, time-scales and explanations in economic prehistory - G. Bailey 1981

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    2. The emergence of pottery: technology and innovation in ancient societies - Hoopes, John W., Barnett, William c1995

      Book Recommended

    3. The evolution of technology - Basalla, George 1988

      Book Recommended

    4. Innovation in later medieval urban metalworking - J. Bayley 1996

      Journal Recommended digitised reading

    5. Risk and Invention in Human Technological Evolution - Ben Fitzhugh 2001-6

      Article Recommended

    6. The emergence of prestige technologies and pottery - B. Hayden 1995

      Chapter Recommended

    7. Changing entanglement and temporalities - I. Hodder 2005

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    8. Technological changes across the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition: economic, social and cognitive perspectives - P. Mellars 1989

      Chapter Recommended Latest edition also available in Library.

    9. The Organization of the Egyptian Glass Industry - E. Pusch, T. Rehren 2007

      Chapter Recommended Especially chapter 3.5

    10. Blowpipes versus Bellows in Ancient Metallurgy - J. Rehder Autumn 1994

      Article Recommended

    11. Qantir-Piramesses and the organisation of the Egyptian glass industry - Th. Rehren 2001

      Chapter  digitised reading

    12. Naturam ars imitata: European brassmaking between craft and science - Th. Rehren, M. Martinon-Torres 2008

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    13. The explanation of long-term technological change - M. Schiffer 2001

      Chapter Recommended

    14. Introduction - R. Torrence 1989

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

  15. Lecture 5: Skills, crafts and learning networks Bill Sillar and Ulrike Sommer 25 items
    Essential reading
    1. Who's who? The Magdalenian flintknappers of Pincevent, France - C. Bodu et al. 1990

      Chapter Essential TEACHING COLLECTION INST ARCH 3084

    2. Of string bags and birds' nests: skill and the construction of artefacts - T. Ingold 2011

      Chapter Essential There is also the edition of 2000 available.

    3. "Doing" Agency: Introductory Remarks on Methodology - A-M. Dobres, J. Robb 2005

      Article Recommended

    4. Kid knapping: the missing children in lithic analysis - N. Finlay 1996

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Beyond art and technology: the anthropology of skill - T. Ingold 2001

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    6. Learning and Craft Production: An Introduction - C. Minar, P. Crown 2001

      Article Recommended

    7. Hopi and Hopi-Tewa ceramic tradition networks - M. Stanislawski, B. Stanislawski 1978

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    8. The identification of children's flintknapping products in Mesolithic Scandinavia - F. Sternke, M. Sorensen 2009

      Chapter Recommended

    9. Further reading: identification of individuals 5 items
      1. The individual in prehistory: studies of variability in style in prehistoric technologies - Gunn, Joel, Hill, James N., Society for American Archaeology 1977

        Book Recommended

      2. Agency and individuals in long-term processes - I. Hodder 2000

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Past Practices: Rethinking Individuals and Agents in Archaeology - A. Bernard Knapp, Peter van Dommelen 2008-2-15

        Article Recommended

  16. Lecture 6: Consumption, use and discard Ulrike Sommer 3 items
    Essential reading
    1. Formation processes of the archaeological record - Schiffer, Michael B. 1987

      Book Recommended

  17. Look through 1 item
    1. Refuse and disposal at Area 16 East, Runnymede - Needham, Stuart, Spence, Tony, Serjeantson, D., Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig 1996

      Book Recommended

  18. Further reading 26 items
    1. The Destruction of Wealth in Later Prehistory - R. Bradley 1982

      Article Recommended

    2. Commodities, rubbish and treasure: valuing archaeological objects - J. Carmen 1990

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    3. Parts and wholes: fragmentation in prehistoric context - Chapman, John, Gaydarska, Bisserka c2007

      Book Recommended

    4. Where the garbage goes: Refuse disposal in the Maya Highlands - Brian Hayden, Aubrey Cannon 1983-6

      Article Recommended

    5. Cultural Logic and Practical Reason: the Structure of Discard in Ancient Maya Houselots - Scott R. Hutson, Travis W. Stanton 2007-5-17

      Article Recommended

    6. Trashing rubbish - N. Russell, L. Martin

      Chapter Recommended

    7. Is There an Archaeological Record? - L. Patrik 1985

      Article Recommended

    8. The Amount of Material used through the Middle Ages to Modern Time - N. Pounds, J. Greville 1989

      Chapter Recommended

    9. Formation processes of the archaeological record - Schiffer, Michael B. 1987

      Book Recommended

    10. Archaeological Context and Systemic Context - M. Schiffer 1972

      Article Recommended

    11. Interpreting artefact scatters: contributions to ploughzone archaeology - Schofield, A. J., Theoretical Archaeology Group (England) 1991

      Book Recommended

    12. Interpreting artefact scatters: contributions to ploughzone archaeology - Schofield, A. J., Theoretical Archaeology Group (England) 1991

      Book Recommended

    13. Dirt theory, or archaeological sites seen as rubbish heaps - U. Sommer 1990

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    14. The ethnoarchaeology of refuse disposal - Staski, Edward, Sutro, Livingston D. 1991

      Book Recommended

    15. Rubbish theory: the creation and destruction of value - Thompson, M. 1979

      Book Recommended

    16. Ceremonial trash - W. Walker 1995

      Chapter Recommended

  19. Lecture 7: The spatial organisation of production Ignacio de la Torre 3 items
    Essential reading
    1. Clues: Morelli, Freud and Sherlock Holmes - C. Ginzburg 1988

      Chapter Essential

    2. The Study of Technological Organization - M. Nelson 1991

      Article Essential

  20. Further reading 30 items
    1. Squeezing blood from stones - M. Edmonds 2002

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    2. Elements for an anthropology of technology - Lemonnier, Pierre 1992

      Book Recommended

    3. Craft, industry and everyday life: leather and leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and medieval York - Mould, Quita, Carlisle, Ian, Cameron, Esther, York Archaeological Trust 2003

      Book Recommended

    4. Understanding Levallois: lithic technology and cognitive archaeology - N. Schlanger 1996

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    5. Chaine Operatoire and Reduction Sequence - M. Shott 2003

      Article Recommended

    6. Chaine Operatoire and Reduction Sequence - M. Shott 2003

      Article Recommended

    7. Spuren und Botschaften: Interpretationen materieller Kultur - Veit, Ulrich c2003

      Book Recommended

    8. Spuren und Botschaften: Interpretationen materieller Kultur - Veit, Ulrich c2003

      Book Recommended

    9. Where the waste went: a knapper's dump at Grasshopper Pueblo - J. Whittaker, E. Whittaker 2001

      Chapter Recommended

  21. Lecture 8: What do objects want? Material Agency Bill Sillar 3 items
    Essential reading
    1. What Do Objects Want? - Chris Gosden 2005-9

      Article Essential

    2. Towards a theory of material engagement - C. Renfrew 2004

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

  22. Further reading 32 items
    1. Material culture: current problems - V. Buchli 2004

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    2. Material meanings: critical approaches to the interpretation of material culture - Chilton, Elizabeth S. c1999

      Book Recommended

    3. Cultural psychology: a once and future discipline - Cole, Michael c1996

      Book Recommended

    4. Towards an integrated interface for archaeology and archaeometry - S. DeAtley, L. Bishop 1991

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Technology and social agency: outlining a practice framework for archaeology - Dobres, Marcia-Anne 2000

      Book Recommended

    6. The social dynamics of technology: practice, politics, and world views - Hoffman, Christopher R., Dobres, Marcia-Anne c1999

      Book Recommended

    7. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Foucault, Michel 1995

      Book Recommended Do try to understand this concept of power and how this relates to the buildings and other artefacts used.

    8. Technology and Magic - A. Gell 1988

      Article Recommended

    9. Art and agency: an anthropological theory - Gell, Alfred 1998

      Book Essential one of the basic texts in the discussion about the agency of objects.

    10. Neo-thingness - I. Hodder

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    11. Materials against materiality - Tim Ingold 2007-4-4

      Article Recommended

    12. Archaeological theory and scientific practice - Jones, Andrew 2001

      Book Recommended

    13. Memory and material culture - Jones, Andrew 2007

      Book Recommended

    14. Style in technology - some early thoughts - H. Lechtman 1977

      Chapter Recommended

    15. Technological choices: transformation in material cultures since the Neolithic - Lemonnier, Pierre 1993

      Book Recommended

    16. Elements for an anthropology of technology - Lemonnier, Pierre 1992

      Book Recommended

    17. Agents in Inter-Action: Bruno Latour and Agency - Andrew Martin 2005-12

      Article Recommended

    18. Body techniques - M. Mauss 1979

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    19. Techniques, technology and civilisation - Mauss, Marcel, Schlanger, Nathan 2006

      Book Recommended

    20. Artefacts and the meaning of things - D. Miller 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    21. Social Anthropology of Technology - Bryan Pfaffenberger 1992-10

      Article Recommended

    22. The material life of human beings: artifacts, behavior, and communication - Schiffer, Michael B., Miller, Andrea R. 1999

      Book Recommended

    23. Anthropological perspectives on technology - Schiffer, Michael B. c2001

      Book Recommended

    24. Technology - F. Sigaut 2002

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

  23. Lecture 9: Distribution, trade and exchange Marina Milic 3 items
    Essential reading
    1. Introduction: commodities and the politics of value - A. Appadurai 1986

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

    2. Trade as action at a distance: Questions of integration and communication - C. Renfrew 1975

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

  24. Further reading 41 items
    1. Political affinities and economic fluctuations: the evidence from textiles - K. Adams 2007

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    2. Tool hoards and Neolithic use of the landscape in north-eastern Ireland - Douglas B. Bamforth, Peter C. Woodman 2004-02

      Article Recommended

    3. Production, circulation and exchange: problems in the interpretation of Bronze Age bronzework - J. Barrett, S. Needham 1988

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    4. Wheels within wheels? A view of Mycenaean trade from the Levantine Emporia - C. Bell 2005

      Article Recommended TEACHING COLLECTION INST ARCH 3300

    5. Making the Connection - C. Bradley, M. Edmonds 1993

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Stone axe studies: Volume 2: The petrology of prehistoric stone implements from the British Isles - Clough, T. H. McK., Cummins, W. A., Council for British Archaeology 1988

      Book Recommended

    7. The Irish Stone Axe Project: Monograph I - Cooney, Gabriel, O'Carroll, Finola, Byrnes, Emmet, Mandal, Stephen 1998

      Book Recommended

    8. Coins and power in late Iron Age Britain - Creighton, John 2000

      Book Recommended Especially Chapter 2 Coin and representation of individual authority

    9. The phenomenon of money - Crump, Thomas 1981

      Book Recommended

    10. The phenomenon of money - Crump, Thomas 1981

      Book Recommended

    11. Theoretical Issues in Economic Anthropology - G. Dalton 1969

      Article Recommended

    12. Production and exchange in prehistory - T. Earle 1999

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    13. Contexts for Production and Exchange in the Earlier Neolithic - M. Edmonds 1995

      Chapter Recommended

    14. Exchange and reciprocity - C. Gregory 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    15. Spatial analysis in archaeology - Hodder, Ian, Orton, Clive 1976

      Book Recommended

    16. How did the Romans view their coinage and its function? - E. Lo Cascio 1996

      Article Recommended

    17. The gift: the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies - Mauss, Marcel 2002

      Book Recommended

    18. Displacement and exchange in archaeological methodology - S. Needham 1993

      Article Recommended

    19. Amphorae and the Roman economy: an introductory guide - Peacock, D. P. S., Williams, D. F. 1986

      Book Recommended

    20. Trade and market in the early empires: economies in history and theory - Polanyi, Karl [1957]

      Book Recommended Chapters 4, 5 & 6

    21. The Role of Ordinary Goods in Premodern Exchange - Monica L. Smith 1999

      Article Recommended

    22. Some notes from the potter's point of view - S. van der Leuw 1999

      Chapter Recommended

    23. Inalienable possessions: the paradox of keeping-while-giving - Weiner, Annette B. c1992

      Book Recommended

  25. Sourcing 3 items
    1. Studien zur kupfer- und frühbronzezeitlichen Metallurgie zwischen Karpatenbecken und Ostsee - Krause, Rüdiger 2003

      Book Recommended WITH DATABASE ON EUROPEAN COPPER SOURCES

  26. Lecture 10: Innovation, mass-production and technological change Ian Freestone 3 items
    Essential reading
  27. Further reading 31 items
    1. Concepts, time-scales and explanations in economic prehistory - G. Bailey

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    2. The emergence of pottery: technology and innovation in ancient societies - Hoopes, John W., Barnett, William c1995

      Book Recommended

    3. The evolution of technology - Basalla, George 1988

      Book Recommended

    4. Innovation in later medieval urban metalworking - J. Bayley 1996

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    5. Risk and Invention in Human Technological Evolution - Ben Fitzhugh 2001-6

      Article Recommended

    6. THE SCIENCE OF EARLY BRITISH PORCELAIN - I. Freestone 2000

      Article Recommended

    7. Roman concrete and the Roman architectural revolution - H. Lechtman, L. Hobbs

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Blowpipes versus Bellows in Ancient Metallurgy - J. E. Rehder 1994-01-01

      Article Recommended

    9. Blowpipes versus Bellows in Ancient Metallurgy - J. E. Rehder 1994-01-01

      Article Recommended

    10. Ceramic changes in Late Iron Age Britain - V. Rigby, I. Freestone 1997

      Chapter Recommended

    11. The explanation of long-term technological change - M. Schiffer 2001

      Chapter Recommended

    12. Variation in Lithic Assemblages: An Experiment - Phillip H. Shelley 1990-01-01

      Article Recommended

    13. Hopeful monsters? Invention and innovation in the archaeological record - A. Shortland 2004

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    14. What's new?: a closer look at the process of innovation - Leeuw, Sander Ernst van der, Torrence, Robin 1989

      Book Recommended TEACHING COLLECTION INST ARCH 651

    15. Technical traditions and unquestioned assumptions: the case of pottery in Michoacan - S. van der Leeuw et al. 1991

      Article Recommended TEACHING COLLECTION INST ARCH 2197

  28. Lectures: Strand B - Dealing with artefacts 3 items
    Lecture 1: Excavating artefacts and finds processing Ulrike Sommer Essential reading
    1. Techniques of archaeological excavation - Barker, Philip 1993

      Book Essential

    2. Splitting objects 2001

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

  29. Have a look at 2 items
    1. POST-FIELDWORK PLANNING, PROCESSING AND FINDS ANALYSIS - P. Drewett 2011

      Chapter Recommended Latest edition:2011

    2. Archaeological site manual - Westman, Andrew, Museum of London c1994

      Book Recommended Chapters: 4.1 -4.2

  30. Further reading 2 items
  31. Guidelines 9 items
    1. Management of archaeological projects - Andrews, Gill, English Heritage 1991

      Book Recommended web address: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/publications/docs/morphe-project-managers-guide-1.1-2009.pdf This e-document is a revised version published in 2006.

    2. Archaeology after PPG16: archaeological investigations in England 1990-1999 - Darvill, Timothy, Bell, Chris, Russell, Bronwen, Bournemouth University 2002

      Book Recommended

    3. Artifacts - Ewen, Charles Robin c2003

      Book Recommended PART II: PREPARING FOR ANALYSIS

    4. Principles of archaeological stratigraphy - Harris, Edward C. 1989

      Book Recommended Particularly chapter 10

    5. Understanding the British Iron Age: an agenda for action : a report for the Iron Age Research Seminar and the Council of the Prehistoric Society - Haselgrove, Colin, Iron Age Research Seminar, Council of the Prehistoric Society, Wessex Archaeology (Firm) 2001

      Book Recommended

    6. A research framework for London archaeology 2002 - Nixon, Taryn, Museum of London 2002

      Book Recommended

  32. Lecture 2: The field recording of artefacts Ulrike Sommer 2 items
    Essential reading
    1. Life in the pot shed - C. Orton et al. 1993

      Chapter Essential digitised reading

    2. Minimum standards for the processing, recording, analysis and publication of post-Roman ceramics - Nenk, Beverley, Pearce, Jacqueline, Whittingham, Lucy, Slowikowski, Anna 2001

      Book Essential

  33. Have a quick browse of the Thames Discovery Programme about the archaeology of the Thames in London

  34. See also 2 items
  35. Identification of pottery 4 items
    1. A dated type series of London medieval pottery: Part 5: Shelly-sandy ware and the greyware industries - Blackmore, Lyn, Pearce, Jacqueline c2010

      Book Recommended Look at other volumes in this series

    2. Pottery in medieval Southampton, c.1066-1510 - Brown, Duncan H., Council for British Archaeology 2002

      Book Recommended

    3. Post-medieval pottery, 1650-1800 - Draper, Jo 1984

      Book Recommended

    4. A guide to the classification of medieval ceramic forms - Medieval Pottery Research Group, Medieval Pottery Research Group 1998

      Book Recommended

  36. Lecture 3: Flinders Petrie and the Institute of Archaeology Collections Rachael Sparks 1 item
    Look over
  37. Essential reading 1 item
    1. Flinders Petrie and the archaeology of Palestine - R. Sparks 2007

      Article Essential digitised reading

  38. Further reading 10 items
    1. Colonialism and the object: empire, material culture and the museum - Barringer, T. J., Flynn, Tom 1998

      Book Recommended

    2. Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology - Drower, Margaret S. c1995

      Book Recommended

    3. Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie - Drower, Margaret S. c2004

      Book Recommended

    4. Methodological reflections on the history of excavations techniques - G. Eberhardt 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    5. The first half century - and after - J.D. Evans 1987

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    6. The good collector". Fabulous beast or endangered species? - S. McIntosh et al.

      Article Recommended digitised reading also available in e-format.

    7. A history of the Petrie Palestinian Collection - R. Sparks 2007

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    8. The presented past: heritage, museums and education - Stone, Peter G., Molyneaux, Brian, World Archaeological Congress c1994

      Book Recommended

    9. Archaeological collections: invasive sampling versus object integrity - M. Tite 2002

      Article Recommended digitised reading Article contains responses from other researchers in the field of Archaeology.

    10. The catalogues of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, Dorset - M. Thompson, C. Renfrew 1999

      Article Recommended

  39. Archaeological ethics - Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip, Vitelli, Karen D. c2006

    Book Recommended

  40. Second part of the lecture: The uses of databases Rachel Sparks 1 item
  41. Recommended reading 1 item
  42. Further reading 8 items
    1. Artifact classification and archaeological processes - G. Cowgill 1990

      Chapter Recommended

    2. SPECTRUM: the UK museum documentation standard - Grant, Alice, Cowton, Jeff, Museum Documentation Association (Great Britain) 1997

      Book Recommended

    3. Evaluation of archaeological decision-making processes and sampling strategies - Hey, Gill, Lacey, Mark, Kent (England), Oxford Archaeological Unit c2001

      Book Recommended Please read online document:Evaluation of Archaeological Decision-making Processes and Sampling Strategies

    4. Cataloguing made easy: how to catalogue your collections - Holm, Stuart A., Museum Documentation Association (Great Britain) c2002

      Book Recommended

    5. Minimum standards for the processing, recording, analysis and publication of post-Roman ceramics - Nenk, Beverley, Pearce, Jacqueline, Whittingham, Lucy, Slowikowski, Anna 2001

      Book Recommended

    6. Collections Trust, Cataloguing objects (SPECTRUM procedure : cataloguing), Collections Trust, 2010. Note: Available electronically. Use the SFX link. YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE 'DOWNLOAD FILE: CLICK HERE' LINK TO ACCESS THIS AS A WORD DOCUMENT

    7. British Museum materials thesaurus - Szrajber, Tanya, British Museum 1997

      Book Recommended

  43. Lecture 4: Cataloguing artefacts Rachael Sparks 1 item
    Essential reading
    1. Collections Trust, Cataloguing objects (SPECTRUM procedure : cataloguing), Collections Trust, 2010. Note: Available electronically. Use the SFX link. YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE 'DOWNLOAD FILE: CLICK HERE' LINK TO ACCESS THIS AS A WORD DOCUMENT

  44. Recommended reading 6 items
    1. Cataloguing made easy: how to catalogue your collections - Holm, Stuart A., Museum Documentation Association (Great Britain) c2002

      Book Recommended

    2. Comment on "Irreconcilable differences?" - Sir John Boardman 2007-06-11

      Article Recommended

    3. Archaeological finds: a guide to identification - Shopland, Norena 2005

      Book Recommended

  45. Lecture 5: Describing artefacts Ulrike Sommer 2 items
    Essential reading
    1. Pottery in archaeology - Orton, Clive, Tyers, Paul, Vince, A. G. 1993

      Book Essential

    2. The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a handbook - Tomber, R., Dore, John, English Heritage, British Museum 1998

      Book Recommended

  46. Recommended reading 0 items
  47. An introduction into the quantification of assemblages of pottery - C. Orton 1989

    Article Recommended website allows access to the article.

  48. Lecture 6: Writing a catalogue entry Ulrike Sommer 1 item
    1. We will discuss the results of your training exercise, and then compare different ways of cataloguing artefacts in publications. You will be supplied a catalogue entry via Moodle and asked to comment on it.

      Recommended reading

      see lectures 4 and 5

  49. Lecture 7: Representing artefacts: drawing David Williams 7 items
    Look over
    1. Archaeological illustration - Adkins, Lesley, Adkins, Roy 1989

      Book Recommended

    2. Photography in archaeology and conservation - Dorrell, Peter G. 1989

      Book Recommended

    3. Approaches to archaeological illustration: a handbook - Steiner, Mélanie, Allason-Jones, Lindsay, Association of Archaeological Illustrators & Surveyors 2005

      Book Recommended

    4. See also

    5. Aspects of illustration: prehistoric pottery - Goddard, Sean, Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group, Association of Archaeological Illustrators & Surveyors c1997

      Book Recommended

    6. Drawing archaeological finds: a handbook - Griffiths, N., Jenner, M. A., Wilson, Christine, University College, London 1990

      Book Recommended

    7. The illustration of lithic artefacts - Martingell, Hazel, Saville, Alan, Lithic Studies Society, Association of Archaeological Illustrators & Surveyors 1988

      Book Recommended

  50. Lecture 8: Representing artefacts: photography Stuart Laidlaw 1 item
    Essential reading
    1. See readings for session 7

  51. Lecture 9: The nature of a database Rachael Sparks 8 items
    Essential reading
    1. Terminology Control - Collections Link

      Webpage Essential Website: http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/

    2. The Development of a Local Thesaurus to Improve Access to the Anthropological Collections of the American Museum of Natural History - Kevin L. De Vorsey, Christina Elson, Nina P. Gregorev, John Hansen 2006-04

      Article Essential

    3. Artifact classification and archaeological processes - G. Cowgill 1990

      Chapter Essential

    4. Evaluation of archaeological decision-making processes and sampling strategies - Hey, Gill, Lacey, Mark, Kent (England), Oxford Archaeological Unit c2001

      Book Essential

    5. Cataloguing made easy: how to catalogue your collections - Holm, Stuart A., Museum Documentation Association (Great Britain) c2002

      Book Essential

    6. Minimum standards for the processing, recording, analysis and publication of post-Roman ceramics - Nenk, Beverley, Pearce, Jacqueline, Whittingham, Lucy, Slowikowski, Anna 2001

      Book Essential

    7. British Museum materials thesaurus - Szrajber, Tanya, British Museum 1997

      Book Essential

  52. Lecture 10: Identifying and describing metal objects Stephanie Smith 1 item
    Essential reading
  53. Lecture 11: Describing lithics Ulrike Sommer 2 items
    General reading
    1. The art of flint knapping - Waldorf, D. C., Waldorf, Valerie c2006

      Book Recommended

    2. Flintknapping: making and understanding stone tools - Whittaker, John C. 1994

      Book Recommended

  54. Terminology 3 items
    1. La dénomination des objets de pierre taillée: matériaux pour un vocabulaire des préhistoriens de langue française - Brézillon, Michel N., Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France) 1968

      Book Recommended

    2. The technology of knapped stone: followed by a multilingual vocabulary arabic, english, french, german, greek, italian, russian, spanish - Inizan, Marie-Louise, Roche, Hélène, Reduron-Ballinger, Michèle, Tixier, Jacques 1992

      Book Recommended

    3. Outils préhistoriques: forme, fabrication, utilisation - Piel-Desruisseaux, Jean-Luc 1986

      Book Recommended

  55. See also 1 item
    1. L'outil de pierre préhistorique - Piel-Desruisseaux, Jean-Luc 1984

      Book Recommended

  56. Lecture 12: Drawing lithics Ulrike Sommer 2 items
    Basic reading
    1. Lithic illustration: drawing flaked stone artifacts for publication - Addington, Lucile R. 1986

      Book Essential

    2. The illustration of lithic artefacts - Martingell, Hazel, Saville, Alan, Lithic Studies Society, Association of Archaeological Illustrators & Surveyors 1988

      Book Essential

  57. Lecture 13: Recording artefact assemblages: Coins Sam Moorhead, British Museum 4 items
    Prior to the class, look over the following: Portable Antiquities Scheme website (particularly the finds from Suffolk)
    1. And look through at least one of the following

    2. Roman Castleford: excavations 1974-85, Volume 1: The small finds - Philo, Chris, Butterworth, Paula, Bailey, Donald M., Cool, H. E. M. 1998

      Book Recommended

    3. The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9 - Crummy, Nina, Buckley, D. G., Colchester Archaeological Trust 1983

      Book Recommended

    4. Cataractonium: Roman Catterick and its hinterland : excavations and research, 1958-1997 - Wilson, P. R., Cool, H. E. M., Abramson, P., Lyons, E. R. 2002

      Book Recommended Print and e-book available.

  58. Further reading 25 items
    1. Romano-British coin hoards - Abdy, Richard Anthony 2002

      Book Recommended

    2. Roman coinage in Britain - Casey, P. J. 1984, c1980

      Book Recommended

    3. Coins and the archaeologist - Casey, P. J., Reece, Richard 1988

      Book Recommended

    4. An introduction to flintworking - Crabtree, Don E., Muto, Guy, Keeler, Mary, Lovgren, Christine 1972

      Book Recommended

    5. The current state of Romano-British pottery studies: a review for English Heritage - Fulford, M. G., Huddleston, K., English Heritage 1991

      Book Recommended

    6. Prehistoric pottery for the archaeologist - Gibson, Alex M., Woods, A. J. 1997

      Book Recommended

    7. On the surface: Çatalhöyük 1993-95 - Hodder, Ian, British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Çatalhöyük Research Trust 1996

      Book Recommended

    8. The archaeological process: an introduction - Hodder, Ian 1999

      Book Recommended

    9. In search of lithic strategies: a cognitive approach to prehistoric chipped stone assemblages - C. Perles 1992

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    10. Romano-British glass vessels: a handbook - Price, J., Cottam, Sally 1998

      Book Recommended

    11. Coinage in Roman Britain - Reece, Richard 1987

      Book Recommended

    12. Site-finds in Roman Britain - R. Reece 1995

      Article Recommended

    13. The coinage of Roman Britain - Reece, Richard 2002

      Book Recommended

    14. The coinage of Roman Britain - Reece, Richard 2002

      Book Recommended

    15. Pottery analysis: a sourcebook - Rice, Prudence M. 1987

      Book Recommended

    16. Pottery technology: principles and reconstruction - Rye, Owen S. 1981

      Book Recommended

    17. Making silent stones speak: human evolution and the dawn of technology - Schick, Kathy Diane, Toth, Nicholas Patrick 1995, c1993

      Book Recommended

    18. The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a handbook - Tomber, R., Dore, John, English Heritage, British Museum 1998

      Book Recommended

    19. Roman pottery in Britain - Tyers, Paul 1996

      Book Recommended

    20. Roman coins from the sacred spring at Bath - D. Walker 1988

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

    21. Roman Samian pottery in Britain - Webster, Peter, Dannell, G. B., Council for British Archaeology 1996

      Book Recommended

  59. Lecture 14: Tutorial: Drawing finds Ulrike Sommer 0 items
    Q+A session about the portfolio advice on how to draw objects
  60. Lecture 15: The finds report 2 items
    Essential reading
  61. Look through 1 item
    1. The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9 - Crummy, Nina, Buckley, D. G., Colchester Archaeological Trust 1983

      Book Recommended

  62. Look through the Çatalhöyük web site and the 1999 Archive Report.

  63. Further reading 13 items
    1. Why do excavation reports have find catalogues? - P. Allison 1997

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Bronze Age pottery and the problem of classification - J. Barrett 1991

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Cadbury Castle, Somerset: the later prehistoric and early historical archaeology - Barrett, John C., Freeman, Philip, Woodward, Ann, Alcock, Leslie 2000

      Book Recommended

    4. Roman Castleford: excavations 1974-85, Volume 1: The small finds - Philo, Chris, Butterworth, Paula, Bailey, Donald M., Cool, H. E. M. 1998

      Book Recommended

    5. Roman vessel glass from excavations in Colchester, 1971-85 - Cool, H. E. M., Price, J., Fricker, David, Baxter, M. J. 1995

      Book Recommended

    6. A dated corpus of early Roman pottery from the City of London - Davies, B. J., Richardson, B., Tomber, R., Council for British Archaeology 1994

      Book Recommended

    7. The coins - B. McKay 1992

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Excavations at Hacilar - Mellaart, James, British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara 1970

      Book Recommended

    9. The Roman coins - R. Reece 1998

      Chapter Recommended

    10. Cataractonium: Roman Catterick and its hinterland : excavations and research, 1958-1997 - Wilson, P. R., Cool, H. E. M., Abramson, P., Lyons, E. R. 2002

      Book Recommended

    11. The Uley shrines: excavation of a ritual complex on West Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, 1977-9 - Woodward, Ann, Bayley, J., Leach, Peter, English Heritage 1993

      Book Recommended

  64. Lecture 16: Tutorial: Object drawing and description Ulrike Sommer 0 items
  65. Lecture 17: Conservation and artefact studies Elizabeth Pye 10 items
    Look over: Look over The Institute of Conservation web site
    1. Conservation skills: judgement, method and decision making - Caple, Chris 2000

      Book Recommended

    2. The elements of archaeological conservation - Cronyn, J. M., Robinson, W. S. 1990

      Book Recommended Chapters 1 & 2

    3. Standards in the museum care of archaeological collections 1992 - Great Britain [1992]

      Book Recommended

    4. Managing conservation in museums - Keene, Suzanne 2002

      Book Recommended Chapters 1 & 2

    5. Care of collections - Knell, Simon J. c1994

      Book Recommended START WITH PAPERS BY ASHLEY SMITH ON ETHICS AND BY BRADLEY ENTITLED 'DO OBJECTS HAVE A FINITE LIFETIME?

    6. Retrieval of objects from archaeological sites - Payton, Robert 1992

      Book Recommended

    7. Caring for the past: issues in conservation for archaeology and museums - Pye, Elizabeth 2001

      Book Recommended CHAPTERS 1 AND 2 TO START WITH, THEN 4 AND 5

    8. A conservation manual for the field archaeologist - Sease, Catherine 1994

      Book Recommended Available in print format and as digitised reading.

    9. The nature of conservation: a race against time - Ward, Philip, Getty Conservation Institute c1986

      Book Recommended THIS IS VERY SHORT AND IT IS WORTH READING THE WHOLE

    10. First aid for finds - Watkinson, David, Neal, Virginia, United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Rescue (Trust) 1998

      Book Recommended THIS IS VERY SHORT AND IT IS WORTH READING THE WHOLE

  66. Lecture 18: Artefacts outside the museum. The concept and function of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in the UK. Stephanie Smith, PAS West Sussex 5 items
    Look over: Portable Antiquities website Portable Antiquities Scheme: annual reports
    1. Metal-detecting in archaeological excavation - T. Gregory, A. Rogerson 1985

      Article Recommended

  67. Half a million hours: a 20 year archaeological survey of Norfolk - K. Sussams 1998

    Article Recommended digitised reading

  68. Lecture 19: The function of archived materials Hedley Swain, Director, Museums & Renaissance at the Arts Council 4 items
    1. Essential reading

    2. Archive deposition: a united perspective - L. Mepham 2000

      Article Essential

    3. Archaeological archives: serving the public interest? - N. Merriman, H. Swain 1999

      Article Essential

  69. Further reading 13 items
    1. Stealing history: the illicit trade in cultural material - Brodie, Neil, Doole, Jennifer, Watson, Peter, International Council of Museums 2000

      Book Recommended

    2. Archaeological archives: a guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation - Brown, Duncan H., Institute of Field Archaeologists, Archaeological Archives Forum 2007

      Book Recommended

    3. Archives and publication in the real world - P. Hinton 1993

      Article Recommended digitised reading

    4. Facts & artefacts: how to document a museum collection - Holm, Stuart A. c1998

      Book Recommended

    5. The ethics of collecting cultural property: whose culture? whose property? - Messenger, Phyllis Mauch, Fagan, Brian M. 1999

      Book Recommended

    6. Researching material culture - Pearce, Susan M. 2000

      Book Recommended

    7. Michael Shanks: ReConstructing Archaeology 1987

      Webpage Recommended This is an e-book. Print version also available.

    8. Objects and others: essays on museums and material culture - Stocking, George W. 1985

      Book Recommended

    9. A survey of archaeological archives in England - Swain, Hedley, Museum of London, Great Britain 1998

      Book Recommended

    10. Entangled objects: exchange, material culture, and colonialism in the Pacific - Thomas, Nicholas 1991

      Book Recommended

    11. Return of the sacred: spirituality and the scientific imperative - G. White Deer, 1997

      Chapter Recommended digitised reading

  70. Lecture 20: Object handling and object based learning Leonie Hannan, UCL Museums & Collections 1 item
    Essential reading
    1. The power of touch: handling objects in museum and heritage contexts - Pye, Elizabeth c2007

      Book Recommended

  71. Further reading and discussion 0 items
    Nothing listed at present
  72. The emergence of civilisation: the Cyclades and the Aegean in the Third Millennium B.C. - Renfrew, Colin 1972

    Book Recommended CHAPTERS 14 - 21: READ SELECTIVELY AND BEAR IN MIND THE AMOUNT OF NEW EVIDENCE AVAILABLE SINCE ITS PUBLICATION

  73. Specialization, exchange, and complex societies - Earle, Timothy K., Brumfiel, Elizabeth M. 1987

    Book Recommended

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