Browsing All posts tagged under »Archeology«

The Elemental (Re)turn. The Archaeology of Elementary Philosophy and Humoral Principles

June 22, 2016

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Your Wednesday dose of archaeology conference videos. Again from the TAG conference- Session Abstract: This session encourages archaeologists to (re)engage with pre-Enlightenment doctrines— namely elemental and humoral theory—which, it will be argued, are more relevant for archaeological interpretation than much of current theoretical discourse. Its aims is to show how these ancient theoretical paradigms might […]

Rethinking the Archaeological Map

June 8, 2016

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This week’s archaeology conference videos, again from TAG, are… map related: From the very beginning of archaeological practice, maps (and plans) have been one of the discipline’s most fundamental tools. The number, variety and prominence of maps in archaeology have been increasing further since the beginning of the 1990s due to the availability of a […]

Blurring the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Archaeology

June 1, 2016

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Your Wednesday archaeology conference videos! Again, from the TAG conference. Archaeology is well known for the vast scope of its study and the range of theories and practices it employs, often borrowed and adapted from other disciplines. However, in spite of this intellectual diversity, and an increasing amount of inter-disciplinary research, archaeological conferences often feature […]

Tyrannical Tales? Fiction as Archaeological Method

May 25, 2016

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Your Wednesday conference videos: A session at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) in March 2015 brought together a group of archaeologists and novelists (and archaeologist-novelists) to debate the value of historical fiction as an archaeological technique. The result was a lively discussion that left the participants (both speakers and audience) convinced that there was […]

Advances in Prehistoric Art

May 18, 2016

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TAG videos: The overarching aim of the session is to bring together researchers of art in prehistoric archaeology, from any period, or using theories and methods that could be applied to prehistoric art, whether with a technical or theoretical focus, from within the discipline or beyond, to facilitate the sharing of recent research, thoughts, techniques, […]

Political agendas and sponsorship in archaeology

April 14, 2016

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Another session that we videoed at TAG. Session Abstract: Research Question: What constitutes an appropriate and positive political engagement in archaeology? As archaeological research moved beyond a leisure activity for the upper class, the discipline became dependent on external funding. Simultaneously, external political and legal developments expanded the remit of archaeology from generating narratives about […]

Space the Final (Archaeological) Frontier

April 13, 2016

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From the TAG conference, a session that we videoed as part of the crowdfunding campaign– Session Abstract: Settlement archaeology is the study of lived space, however, while archaeologists have given great thought to the temporal aspects of past life, they have under theorised the spatial. Space is typically presented as fixed, passive, a container or […]