chapter  10
Entities and processes and procedure
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T h e material artefacts produced by hom inid societies sim ultaneously fulfil a num ber of different roles - some consciously appreciated by their m anufacturers but others functioning by unforeseen inter­ actions. M aterial culture patterns are in the first place material behaviour patterns - patterns of socially acquired actions and activities condensed in solid form. E very artefact and assemblage expresses in its highly specialized structuring a particular set of behaviour directively correlated towards its m anufacture, in addition to another set of behaviour conveyed by the usage pattern anticipated in the design (fig. 26).