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Body Matters

Exploring the Materiality of the Human Body

Adopting a novel cross-disciplinary approach, this book demonstrates the value of understanding human bodies as fundamentally influenced and affected by the other materials available in diverse landscapes. Using a rich mix of ethnographic, archaeological and historical examples, it explores the creative roles materials have taken in shaping past and present people’s bodies.

240 pages | 13 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Materialities in Anthropology and Archaeology


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