on 19 May 2002
This is a very useful book for the archaeologist interested in theory, and particularly its applications. It is often difficult to link theory to its implications in archaeology when presented with an overview like Matthew Johnson's (1999) book. This book collects a number of theory based articles on a wide range of subjects, from gender in prehistory to Mike Parker-Pearson's interesting article on mortuary practices in 1970s Cambridge. If you are looking for a theoretical approach to a topic, or are interested in how theory can be applied, then this is a perfect place to start. An extensive bibliography and useful introductions by Julian Thomas to each section will also help you take your line of enquiry further.