Christopher Tilley

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Chris Tilley is a British archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at University College London, known for his contributions to post-processualist archaeological theory.

Quotes[edit]

  • Discourse occurs at the silent level of the artefact and is continuously presenced in the world as such. It is a discourse which is not, and cannot be, articulated in speech.
    • Buchli (Ed.), Victor; Tilley, Christopher (2002). The Material Culture Reader. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-559-2. 
  • When we link things metaphorically we recognise similarity in difference, we think one thing in terms of attributes of another.
    • Buchli (Ed.), Victor; Tilley, Christopher (2002). The Material Culture Reader. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-559-2. 
  • To be human is to think through metaphors.
    • Buchli (Ed.), Victor; Tilley, Christopher (2002). The Material Culture Reader. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-559-2. 
  • Metaphors are thus the very medium and outcome of our analysis.
    • Buchli (Ed.), Victor; Tilley, Christopher (2002). The Material Culture Reader. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-559-2. 

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