Archaeologies of Memory

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2003-04-11
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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A unique collection of newly written essays by archaeologists working in a variety of contexts and geographical areas, Archaeologies of Memory is a groundbreaking text that presents a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies. Serves as an accessible introduction to central issues in the study of memory, including authority and identity, and the role memory plays in their creation and transformation. Presents a collection of newly commissioned essays that provide a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies. Brings together essays from both anthropological and classical archaeologists. Includes contributions drawn from a variety of cultures and time periods, including New Kingdom Egypt and the prehistoric American Southwest.

Author Biography

Ruth M. Van Dyke is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colorado College. She directs archaeological research in Chaco Canyon and in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. She has recently published work in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Kiva and American Antiquity.

Susan E. Alcock is John H. D’Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics at the University of Michigan. Her publications include Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece (1993), Pausanias: Travel & Memory in Roman Greece (co-editor, 2001), Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History (co-editor, 2001), and Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments and Memory (2002).

Table of Contents

List of Plates vii
List of Figures viii
List of Maps ix
Notes on the Contributors x
Preface xiii
1. Archaeologist of Memory: An Introduction
Ruth M. Van Dike and Susan E. Alcock
Part I: Memory Studies with Access to Texts 15(112)
2. Echoes of Empire: Vijayanagara and Historical Memory, Vijayanagara as Historical Memory
Carla M. Sinopoli
3. Memory's Materiality: Ancestral Presence, Commemorative Practice and Disjunctive Locales
Lynn Meskell
4. Memory Tattered and Torn: Spolia in the Heartland of Byzantine Hellenism
Amy Papalexandrou
5. Glories of the Past in the Past: Ritual Activities at Palatial Ruins in Early Iron Age Crete
Mieke Prent
6. Concrete Memories: Fragments of the Past in the Classic Maya Present (500-1000 AD)
Rosemary A. Joyce
Part II: Memory Studies in Prehistory 127(76)
7. Creating Memory in Prehistory: The Engraved Slate Plaques of Southwest Iberia
Katina T Lillios
8. Mounds, Memory, and Contested Mississippian History
Timothy R. Pauketat and Susan M. Alt
9. Memory and the Construction of Chacoan Society
Ruth M. Van Dyke
Part III: Caveats and Commentaries
10. The Familiar Honeycomb: Byzantine Era Reuse Of Sicily's Prehistoric Rock-Cut Tombs
Emma Blake
11. The Translation of Time
Richard Bradley
Index 228

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