Thinking through the Body: Archaeologies of Corporeality

Overview

What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

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Overview

What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461351986
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Yannis Hamilakis is a lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, UK; he researches and writes on the archaeology and anthropology of the senses and of the consuming body, the socio-politics of the past and prehistoric Greece.
Mark Pluciennik is a lecturer at the Dept. of Archaeology, University of Wales Lampeter, UK, and has published extensively on archaeological theory and the Mesolithic and Neolithic of the Mediterranean.
Sarah Tarlow is a lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, Leicester University, UK, where she researches and teaches later historical archaeology and archaeological theory.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables. List of Contributors.
Introduction: Thinking Through the Body; Y. Hamilakis, et al.
Part 1: Bodies, Selves and Individuals. Introduction; S. Tarlow. 1. Archaeology's humanism and the materiality of the body; J. Thomas. 2. Body Parts: personhood and materiality in the earlier Manx neolithic; C. Fowler. 3. Moralities of dress and the dress of the dead in early medieval Europe; J. Bazelmans. 4. The aesthetic corpse in nineteenth-century Britain; S. Tarlow.
Part 2: Experience and Corporeality. Introduction; Y. Hamilakis. 5. Feeling through the body: gesture in Cretan Bronze Age Religion; C. Morris, A. Peatfield. 6. The past as oral history: towards an archaeology of the senses; Y. Hamilakis. 7. Ways of eating/ways of being in the later epipalaeolithic (Natufian) Levant; B. Boyd. 8. Time and Biography: Osteobiography of the Italian neolithic lifespan; J. Robb.
Part 3: Bodies in/as Material Culture. Introduction; M. Pluciennik. 9. (Un)masking Gender - gold foil (dis)embodiments in late Iron Age Scandinavia; I.-M. Back Danielsson. 10. Re-arranging History: the contested bones of the Oseberg grave; E. Arwill-Nordbladh. 11. Art, artefact, metaphor; M. Pluciennik. 12. Marking the body, marking the land: body as history, land as history: tattooing and engraving in Oceania; P. Rainbird.
Notes on Contributors.

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