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Archaeological Representation: the Consumption and Creation of the Past

Stephanie Moser

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199271016
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199271016.013.0034

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 Archaeological Representation: the Consumption and Creation of the Past

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This article focuses on archaeological representation, a recently established research specialism within archaeology that centres on examining how non-academic representations of the past have contributed to the construction of knowledge about ancient societies and cultures. It explains that archaeological representations can be two- or three-dimensional, visual or textual, static or performative and they can either depict past cultures, archaeological sites, or the material remains of ancient societies. It also evaluates the contribution of archaeology in the construction of disciplinary knowledge and in the way in which representations of the past have become intimately linked with knowing or understanding the past.

Keywords: archaeological representation; research specialism; ancient societies; ancient cultures; archaeological sites; material remains; disciplinary knowledge

Article.  9143 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; History and Theory of Archaeology

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