Archaeologies of Memory

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2003-04-11
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

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
Last of Figures viii
List of Maps ix
Notes on the Contributors x
Preface xiii
1 Archaeologies of Memory: An introduction
1 (14)
Ruth M. Van Dyke 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
17 (17)
Carla M. Sinopoli
3 Memory's Materiality: Ancestral Presence, Commemorative Practice and Disjunctive Locales
34 (22)
Lynn Meskell
4 Memory Tattered and Torn: spolia in the Heartland of Byzantine Hellenism
56 (25)
Amy Papalexandrou
5 Glories of the Past in the Past: Ritual Activities at Palatial Ruins in Early Iron Age Crete
81 (23)
Mieke Prent
6 Concrete Memories: Fragments of the Past in the Classic Maya Present (500-1000 AD)
104 (23)
Rosemary A. Joyce
Part II. Memory studies in Prehistory 127(74)
7 Creating Memory in Prehistory: The Engraved Slate Plaques of Southwest Iberia
129 (22)
Katina T. Lillios
8 Mounds, Memory, and Contested Mississippian History
151(29)
Timothy R. Pauketat and Susan M. Alt
9 Memory and the Construction of Chacoan Society
180(21)
Ruth M. Van Dyke
Part III: Caveats and Commentaries 201(27)
10 The Familiar Honeycomb: Byzantine Era Reuse Of Sicily's Prehistoric Rock-Cut Tombs
203 (18)
Emma Blake
11 The Translation of Time
221 (7)
Richard Bradley
Index 228

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