Iconographic method in new world prehistory [electronic resource] / Vernon James Knight, Jr.
- Knight, Vernon J.
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- vii, 201 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Preliminaries: an iconography of prehistoric images; 2. Style; 3. Form and referent; 4. Configurational analysis; 5. Ethnographic analogy; 6. The logic of iconographic method in prehistory.
- "This book offers an overview of iconographic methods and their application to archaeological analysis"-- and "This book offers an overview of iconographic methods and their application to archaeological analysis. It offers a truly interdisciplinary approach that draws equally from art history and anthropology. Vernon James Knight, Jr., begins with a historigraphical overview, addressing the methodologies and theories that underpin both archaeology and art history. He then demonstrates how iconographic methods can be integrated with the scientific methods that are at the core of much archaeological inquiry. Focusing on artifacts from the pre-Columbian civilizations of North and Meso-American sites, Knight shows how the use of iconographic analysis yields new insights into these objects and civilizations"--
- 9781107022638 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p, 179-193) and index.
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