The place of agency theory in the interpretation of archaeological data

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The beauty of every archaeological investigation is the interpretation of the past through material remains. Among the principles and theories for archaeological interpretation is Agency. Agency is a principle used to explain and resolve issue in the relationship between environment and human. This is just all about putting people back in the past and the relationship between them (humans); consequences of their action and their environment. This paper is a review of the concept of Agency from general perspective to archaeological interpretation; highlighted the themes of archaeological agency; and as well as the significances of Agency Theory in Archaeological interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Agency
  • Interpretation
  • Sociology
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Social science
  • Theory

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