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Title: The materiality of obsidian and the practice of obsidian use in the neolithic near east
Author: Maeda, Osamu
ISNI:       0000 0004 2676 587X
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis investigates the social significance of obsidian use in the Neolithic Near East. However, unlike many traditional studies, its aim is neither to study the formal patterns of obsidian exchange nor to clarify the regional and chronological variation of obsidian artefacts. Instead, it approaches the issue of the use of obsidian from an interpretative perspective that conceives of it as 'material practice' through which social relationships between communities were constructed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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