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Style, Society, Myth, and Structure

  • Peter G. Roe
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Abstract

This paper inventories and illustrates the great range of cultural factors that constrain aesthetic and technical styles. It also offers some comments on the nature of style itself. The paper is organized broadly into three parts: (1) a definition of style and a discussion of its hierarchical nature; (2) a listing of the multiple social and technological variables that condition stylistic output; and (3) an analysis of the ideational factors that articulate style with self and society on the mythic and structural levels.

Keywords

Material Culture Surface Decoration Stylistic Variation Sexual Division American Antiquity 
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  • Peter G. Roe
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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