Publication details for Professor Robin SkeatesSkeates 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.