Childe, Marxism, and Knowledge

  title={Childe, Marxism, and Knowledge},
  author={P. Gathercole},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={181 - 191}
  • P. Gathercole
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • European Journal of Archaeology
Childe withdrew from revolutionary politics after his post-university years in Australia in favour of a career in prehistoric archaeology in Britain. Though remaining a Marxist, his application of Marxist principles to prehistory developed only slowly as his interpretations became more sophisticated. He became increasingly interested in knowledge about prehistory from studying results of the interactions between material remains and their interpretation (in Marxist terms, the relationships… Expand
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