The Archaeology of Communication Technologies

  title={The Archaeology of Communication Technologies},
  author={S. Houston},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • S. Houston
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
  • ▪ Abstract Accessing ancient meaning and sound from graphic notations is an immense challenge to archaeologists, whether with respect to marked objects, petrographs, or phonic writing. Two paths clear the way: the detection or reasoned reconstruction of “situation,” how graphic notations were used in the past and in what social and cultural setting, and the process of “extraction,” the hermeneutic scholarship that decodes such messages and establishes the relative plausibility of an… CONTINUE READING
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