A general group for archaeologists and those interested in archaeology.
This article considers the impact of both historical and digital transhuman practices in archaeology with an eye toward recent conversations concerning punk archaeology, slow archaeology, and an archaeology of care. Drawing on Ivan Illich, Jacques Ellul, and Gilles Delueze, the article suggests that current trends in digital practices risk both…[Read more]
This presentation shows how research plays a vital role in the protection of war memorials in England, in both their physical conservation and legal protection. It draws on the First World War Memorials Programme that ran between 2014 and 2018, a joint initiative by Historic England, Imperial War Museums, War Memorials Trust, and Civic Voice, and…[Read more]
ABSTRACT: As this session call observes, the archaeological workplace – in fact, the heritage workplace – has been transformed in recent years. Themes in the UK include archaeological professionalization; the development of commercial archaeology (hand-in-hand with national and European legislative change); a large increase in university att…[Read more]
A paper of 17 pages as described in its title and opening lines. “Hoa Hakananai’a” is an Easter Island statue, now in the British Museum. For “Linear and cult art”, see The Problem with Linear B (https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:20833/
Daniela Avido deposited Marcas comerciales de las baldosas cerámicas recuperadas en el sitio La Elvira (Virrey del Pino, Pcia. de Buenos Aires) in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Se presentan los pasos seguidos para la caracterización de las marcas comerciales de las baldosas cerámicas del sitio La Elvira (localidad de Virrey del Pino, La Matanza, Provincia de Buenos Aires). La muestra está compuesta por un total de 56 unidades, algunas enteras y otras fragmentadas. En primer lugar se registró el tamaño y los posibles ensa…[Read more]
This is a visual abstract for a conference paper at the Theoretical Archaeology Group conference 2018 (Chester). The conveners of the conference session ‘Practising Creativity: Experimentation, Mistakes and Successes in Art-Archaeology’, James Dixon and Seren Griffiths, ask participants to discuss experimentation in art-archaeology. Artists have…[Read more]
The idea that prehistoric, megalith‐building communities used cylindrical, wooden rollers to transport enormous stones – the ‘roller hypothesis’ – is ubiquitous within archaeological literature and public discourse on megalithic architecture. The likelihood that such devices were actually used to transport megaliths during prehistory remains h…[Read more]
Whilst “The Problem with Linear B” (https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:20833/) focused on the physical or visual aspects of Linear objects, this paper mainly examines the secondary assumptions and arguments used to support the thesis that those objects are purely administrative.
The book demonstrates the invalidity of existing assumptions about the administrative nature of Linear B (“Mycenaean Greek”) and related objects, proposes an alternative revolving around cult art, and explores similar evidence relating to scripts and art from the same and other regions and periods.
O artigo apresenta algumas alternativas analíticas e interpretativas para a realização de estudos sobre espacialidade em sítios históricos, tomando como exemplo três casos brasileiros
Marcos André Torres de Souza deposited Levantamento arqueológico em projetos de larga escala: a experiência do Projeto UHE-Corumbá/ Patrimônio histórico in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
Este artigo apresenta uma revisão dos principais conceitos utilizados para a realização de levantamentos arqueológicos. Tendo isso como suporte, são examinados os procedimentos que foram utilizados no Projeto UHE-Corumbá/ Patrimônio Histórico.
This article uses both textual and archaeological evidence to examine the role of unbuilt land in the Babylonian city. Detailed study of such land is vital not only for understanding urban living conditions but also for any attempt to estimate urban population based on density of occupation of residential areas. By classifying and investigating…[Read more]
Dominik Hagmann deposited Experimentalarchäologische Untersuchungen zu römischem Getreidebrei – Bericht zur methodischen Vorgehensweisedes ersten Laborexperiments „LNF2012“ in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
This report presents preliminary results of experimental archaeological investigations on the reproduction of the Roman porridge puls. The archaeological experiment “LNF2012” was performed under laboratory conditions as part of the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” 2012 on April 27, at the Department of Classical Archaeology of the University of Vie…[Read more]
This is the abstract of a paper delivered at the 2018 European Association of Archaeologists conference (Barcelona). It was part of a session called ‘Archaeological uncertainty; a journey through the ruins of a discipline’. This session highlighted ways that the disciplinary landscape of archaeology has changed over the past 30 years, and both the…[Read more]
This is a abstract for a paper presented at the 2018 European Association of Archaeologists conference (Barcelona). The session title was ‘Archaeology of rock-hewn sites and quarries: people, stones and landscapes’, and aimed to investigate theoretical and methodological issues of rock-cut sites, and quarries. The paper was a chance for me to make…[Read more]
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