The Archaeological Imagination

I have used Kiefer as an example of an archaeological sensibility, because I think some of the richest explorations of the archaeological imagination are to be found in contemporary art, as a kind of barometer of contemporary cultural ...

The Archaeological Imagination

Archaeology is a way of acting and thinking—about what is left of the past, about the temporality of what remains, about material and temporal processes to which people and their goods are subject, about the processes of order and entropy, of making, consuming and discarding at the heart of human experience. These elements, and the practices that archaeologists follow to uncover them, is the essence of the archaeological imagination. In this extended essay, renowned archaeological theorist Michael Shanks offers his colleagues and students a window on this imaginative world of past and present and the creative role archaeology can play in uncovering it, analyzing it, and interpreting it.

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The Archaeological Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Michael Shanks
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Archaeology is a way of acting and thinking—about what is left of the past, about the temporality of what remains, about material and temporal processes to which people and their goods are subject, about the processes of order and entropy, of making, consuming and discarding at the heart of human
Art in the Archaeological Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Dragos Gheorghiu
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-02 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

The book discusses the creative mental processes of the prehistoric and contemporaryartists, as well as of the archaeologists studying them from the perspective ofcognition and art. Its intention is to highlight the artistic thinking within theimagination of the archaeologist, as well as to discuss the concepts of imagination andart in
Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Karin Sanders
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Over the past few centuries, northern Europe’s bogs have yielded mummified men, women, and children who were deposited there as sacrifices in the early Iron Age and kept startlingly intact by the chemical properties of peat. In this remarkable account of their modern afterlives, Karin Sanders argues that the discovery
Art in the Archaeological Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Dragos Gheorghiu
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-02 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

The book discusses the creative mental processes of the prehistoric and contemporaryartists, as well as of the archaeologists studying them from the perspective ofcognition and art. Its intention is to highlight the artistic thinking within theimagination of the archaeologist, as well as to discuss the concepts of imagination andart in
The Archaeological Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Michael Shanks
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Archaeology is a way of acting and thinking—about what is left of the past, about the temporality of what remains, about material and temporal processes to which people and their goods are subject, about the processes of order and entropy, of making, consuming and discarding at the heart of human