chapter  6
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SOME TOPICS AND ISSUES IN A SOCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF CLASSICAL GREECE

Chapter 5 presented some reflections on the character of archaeological sources, then considered some approaches which have taken the view that the social context of artefactual remains of the past is central to interpretation, referred these back to characterisations of art, and then took a short look outside of Classical archaeology at other social archaeologies. The chapter as a whole viewed a constellation of issues around the essential multiplicity of material culture: its temporality and constituting relationships with contexts of design, exchange, consumption and deposition.