Archaeology and Folklore

Archaeology and Folklore

by Amy Gazin-Schwartz
     
 

Archaeology and Folklore explores the complex relationship between the two disciplines to demonstrate what they might learn from each other.
This collection includes theoretical discussions and case studies drawn from Western Europe, the Mediterranean and North. They explore the differences between popular traditions relating to historic sites andSee more details below

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Archaeology and Folklore explores the complex relationship between the two disciplines to demonstrate what they might learn from each other.
This collection includes theoretical discussions and case studies drawn from Western Europe, the Mediterranean and North. They explore the differences between popular traditions relating to historic sites and archaeological interpretations of their history and meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415518857
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/11/2012
Pages:
306

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Pt. IArchaeology and folklore studies1
1'As long as ever I've known it ... ': on folklore and archaeology3
2Folklore and world view26
3Focusing on time: disciplining archaeology in Sweden35
4Back to the future: resonances of the past in myth and material culture48
5Of thunderbirds, water spirits and chiefs' daughters: contextualising archaeology and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) oral traditions67
6Feminism, paganism, pluralism83
7Apocalypse past/future: archaeology and folklore, writ large90
8Songs remembered in exile? Integrating unsung archives of Highland life106
9Of 'The Green Man' and 'little green men'129
Pt. IIInterpreting monuments in archaeology and popular culture137
10Integrating the past: folklore, mounds and people at Catalhoyuk139
11On the folklore of the Externsteine - or a centre for Germanomaniacs158
12The continuing reinvention of the Etruscan myth175
13Naming the places, naming the stones196
14Clearance cairns: the farmers' and the archaeologists' views214
15Coming to terms with local approaches to Sardinia's nuraghi230
16Archaeology as folklore: the literary construction of the megalith Pentre Ifan in west Wales240
17The last refuge of the faeries: archaeology and folklore in East Sussex255
Index274

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