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The Resource Knowledge and power in prehistoric societies : orality, memory, and the transmission of culture, Lynne Kelly, LaTrobe University, (electronic resource)

Knowledge and power in prehistoric societies : orality, memory, and the transmission of culture, Lynne Kelly, LaTrobe University, (electronic resource)

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Knowledge and power in prehistoric societies : orality, memory, and the transmission of culture
Title
Knowledge and power in prehistoric societies
Title remainder
orality, memory, and the transmission of culture
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Kelly, LaTrobe University
Title variation
Knowledge & Power in Prehistoric Societies
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Lynne Kelly explores the role of formal knowledge systems in small-scale oral cultures in both historic and archaeological contexts. In the first part, she examines knowledge systems within historically recorded oral cultures, showing how the link between power and the control of knowledge is established. Analyzing the material mnemonic devices used by documented oral cultures, she demonstrates how early societies maintained a vast corpus of pragmatic information concerning animal behavior, plant properties, navigation, astronomy, genealogies, laws and trade agreements, among other matters. In the second part Kelly turns to the archaeological record of three sites, Chaco Canyon, Poverty Point and Stonehenge, offering new insights into the purpose of the monuments and associated decorated objects. This book demonstrates how an understanding of rational intellect, pragmatic knowledge and mnemonic technologies in prehistoric societies offers a new tool for analysis of monumental structures built by non-literate cultures.--
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1951-
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Kelly, Lynne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Linguistic paleontology
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Oral tradition
Label
Knowledge and power in prehistoric societies : orality, memory, and the transmission of culture, Lynne Kelly, LaTrobe University, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107444973
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Primary orality in the archaeological context -- 2. Knowledge and power in oral cultures -- 3. Primary orality and oral mnemonic technologies -- 4. Material mnemonic technologies -- 5. Animal and plant knowledge in oral tradition -- 6. Time and space -- 7. Case study: The Yolngu system of knowledge -- 8. Case study: The Pueblo system of knowledge -- 9. Chaco Canyon in the ancestral Puebloan context -- 10. Poverty Point in the North American archaic context -- 11. Stonehenge in the British and Irish Neolithic context -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Cited references -- Index
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CR9781107444973
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107059375
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910935575
Label
Knowledge and power in prehistoric societies : orality, memory, and the transmission of culture, Lynne Kelly, LaTrobe University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107444973
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Primary orality in the archaeological context -- 2. Knowledge and power in oral cultures -- 3. Primary orality and oral mnemonic technologies -- 4. Material mnemonic technologies -- 5. Animal and plant knowledge in oral tradition -- 6. Time and space -- 7. Case study: The Yolngu system of knowledge -- 8. Case study: The Pueblo system of knowledge -- 9. Chaco Canyon in the ancestral Puebloan context -- 10. Poverty Point in the North American archaic context -- 11. Stonehenge in the British and Irish Neolithic context -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Cited references -- Index
Control code
CR9781107444973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107059375
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910935575

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