This volume gathers papers written by archaeologists utilising the methods of historical materialism, attesting not only to what Marxism has contributed to archaeology, but also to what archaeology has contributed, and can contribute, to Marxism as a method for interpreting the history of humanity. The book’s contributors consider the question of what archaeology can contribute to a historical perspective on the overcoming of present-day capitalism, synthesising developments in world archaeology, and supplying concrete case studies of the archaeology of the Americas, Europe and the Near East.
Contributors are: Guillermo Acosta Ochoa, Marcus Bajema, Bernardo Gandulla, Alex Gonzales-Panta, Pablo Jaruf, Vicente Lull, Savas Michael-Matsas, Rafael Micó, Ianir Milevski, Patricia Pérez Martínez, Cristina Rihuete Herrada, Roberto Risch, Steve Roskams, Henry Tantaleán, Marcelo Vitores, and LouAnn Wurst.
Ianir Milevski, PhD (2005), is a member of the programme ‘Raíces’, of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina, and Visiting Professor at a number of Argentinian universities. His current research projects include a long-term study of the social formations of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze periods, a study of burial practices in those periods and a social history of art in the late pre-history of the Levant.
This volume is relevant to students and specialists in the field archaeology, economic anthropology and Historical Materialism, stressing the intimate relationship between them.