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Durham University

Department of Archaeology


Publication details for Professor Robin Skeates

Skeates R (2000). The Collecting of Origins: collectors and collections of Italian prehistory and the cultural transformation of value (1550-1999). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.
  • Publication type: Authored book

Author(s) from Durham


This book examines the strategic re-production and re-working of the cultural values and meanings of prehistoric objects by collectors over the last five hundred years. It does so in the light of those collectors’ individual beliefs and aspirations, and of the changing historical conditions that they formed a part of.