• Palimpsests of Immaterial Assemblages Taken out of Context: Tracing Pompeians from the Void into the Digital

    Author(s):
    Paul Reilly (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Archaeology, Digital Humanists
    Subject(s):
    Assemblage theory, Roman archaeology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    archaeological theory, 3D printing, digital ontology, Ontology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6ZC10
    Abstract:
    This paper explores some ontological aspects of archaeological voids and enclosures together with their translations and substitutions, and considers the nature of spaces within material archaeological deposits and artefacts. The dematerialized and rematerialized bodies of the victims of Vesuvius in CE 79 are reappraised as a case study. By problematizing the voids we are able to think critically about the ontological status of the victims’ persistent traces and residues. Specifically, using Gavin Lucas’ grid of forces models, we explore how these traces and residues have been transformed into different kinds of objects, including, most recently, rematerializations in the digital, through their ongoing intra-actions within the domains of archaeology, museology, and additive manufacturing. Through this analysis the ambivalent nature of these traces and residues becomes more sensible
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    Published
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