Archaeology and the Senses: Human Experience, Memory, and by Yannis Hamilakis

By Yannis Hamilakis

This publication is an exhilarating new examine how archaeology has handled the physically senses and gives a controversy for a way the self-discipline can supply a richer glimpse into the human sensory adventure. Yannis Hamilakis indicates how, regardless of its intensely actual engagement with the cloth lines of the earlier, archaeology has regularly overlooked multi-sensory event, as an alternative prioritising remoted imaginative and prescient and hoping on the Western hierarchy of the 5 senses. rather than this restricted view of expertise, Hamilakis proposes a sensorial archaeology which may unearth the misplaced, suppressed, and forgotten sensory and affective modalities of people. utilizing Bronze Age Crete as a case learn, Hamilakis indicates how sensorial reminiscence can assist us reconsider questions starting from the creation of ancestral history to large-scale social swap, and the cultural value of monuments. Hamilakis issues tips on how to reconstituting archaeology as a sensorial and affective multi-temporal practice.

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