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Experiments in fracture patterns of ritual figurines

and Experimental Methods in Archaeology (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales), ix–xxxviii. Grinsell, L. V. (1960), ‘The breaking of objects as a funerary rite’, Folklore 72 (3), 475–91. Grove, D. C. and Gillespie, S. D. (1984), ‘Chalcatzingo’s portrait figurines and the cult of the ruler’, Archaeology: An Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America 37 (4), 27–33. Guillén, A. C. (1993), ‘Women, rituals, and social dynamics at ancient Chalcatzingo’, Latin American Antiquity 4 (3), 209–24. Hanasaka, T. (2011), ‘Archaeological interpretation of clay

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
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The imaginary archaeology of redevelopment

prey to positivism, KompleXKapharnaüM retains the right to identify certain memorial constructions as more distorted than others, or at least distorted to serve particular political and economic purposes. KompleX’s archaeological experiments demonstrate the power dynamics at work in the creation of knowledge, narratives, Excavation 101 and images of the past. PlayRec deployed montage and distancing techniques in an attempt to generate theatricality, a sympathetic breach with social processes – in this case, the social processes that construct official memory.8 By

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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1950s, the American colonies supplied archaeological evidence MUP_Klingelhofer_04_Ch3.indd 62 10/08/2010 12:02 Colonial settlement 63 from such sites as Jamestown and Roanoke to supplement poorly documented histories. In the ensuing generation, what is called ‘historical archaeology’ in America and ‘post-medieval archaeology’ in Europe matured as a discipline, as the experience of hundreds of sites produced a broader and more reliable set of data for the material culture of the early modern British Isles and its overseas offshoots. This in turn has recently

in Castles and Colonists
Amateur enthusiasms and colonial museum policy in British West Africa

Industries, Arts and Social Science: Report of investigator’ (1947), p. 3. 17 Meyerowitz, ‘Institute of West African Arts’, p. 113. 18 Ibid ., p. 114. 19 Ibid . 20 TNA, CO 927/5/5, Julian Huxley, ‘Research and Development in Archaeology, Ethnology, African Art and Museums in West Africa’ (1944), in Julian Huxley to C. Y. Carstairs, 14 May 1944. 21 TNA, CO 927/5/5, Huxley, ‘Research

in Curating empire
Narrative of a ritual landscape

very different social and landscape context at Saqqara and to point out to the specialist that there is utility in painting a narrative picture of a landscape since this might then be used to generate new archaeological questions and interpretations. This is a way of telling with which Professor David has long familiarity and in which she has made a major contribution to the discipline. 30 pharaonic sacred landscapes Acknowledgements I am grateful to Professor Rosalie David for her help and support over many years and hope that this contribution is of interest to

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
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The origins of colonial museums

natural history. These soon incorporated the new disciplines of the age. Almost everywhere in Canada, as elsewhere in the British Empire, the study and collection of natural phenomena led to an awareness of the artefacts of humans within nature, in other words to archaeology and then ethnography. This was not some kind of tectonic shift: it was a seamless process in which one discipline emerged from

in Museums and empire

record for the VCH. The fourth volume, on Leicester, was the first to be devoted to a single town.20 Pugh also set about the first major overhaul of the VCH since its inception, reflecting changing values and interests in local history. Articles on natural history were dropped. Pre-history was re-planned, and a gazetteer of archaeological sites published. The ecclesiastical history of the county was treated at greater length with separate chapters for the Church of England, Roman Catholicism, and nonconformity. Social and economic history was divided into articles on

in Writing local history

structuralism, but nevertheless rescued the lost honour of structuralism by reintroducing the autonomy of the subject within systems of thought. He innovated the notion of the archaeology of knowledge, articulated within systems of signs in structuralism, by prioritizing genealogical questions concerning the politics of science and the social role of power relations interlinking politics and discursive regularities coordinated by scientific systems. Before attempting to clarify critical knowledge, Foucault focused on the archaeology of knowledge that deals with the objects of

in Critical theory and epistemology

, London; Foucault, M., 1972 , The Archaeology of knowledge , Routledge, London; Rueschemeyer, D. and Skocpol, T. (eds), 1996 , States, social knowledge and the origins of modern social policies , Russell Sage Foundation/Princeton University Press, Princeton/New York.

in Between growth and security

conventions had reached into nation-states. States bought into these on behalf of their citizens but also acknowledged the rights of denizens. In liberal democratic states both civil rights and some social rights to welfare goods and services like education and health care came to be largely disconnected from formal citizenship. Borders were being dismantled within the European Union. Money and information moved instantaneously around the world. Airfares became cheaper. People started to migrate in new waves to countries to which they had no historic connection, colonial or

in Irish adventures in nation-building