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The Routledge Handbook of Sensory Archaeology

Edited by: Robin Skeates , Jo Day

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138676299
eBook ISBN: 9781315560175
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315560175
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Book description

Edited by two pioneers in the field of sensory archaeology, this Handbook comprises a key point of reference for the ever-expanding field of sensory archaeology: one that surpasses previous books in this field, both in scope and critical intent.

This Handbook provides an extensive set of specially commissioned chapters, each of which summarizes and critically reflects on progress made in this dynamic field during the early years of the twenty-first century. The authors identify and discuss the key current concepts and debates of sensory archaeology, providing overviews and commentaries on its methods and its place in interdisciplinary sensual culture studies. Through a set of thematic studies, they explore diverse sensorial practices, contexts and materials, and offer a selection of archaeological case-studies from different parts of the world. In the light of this, the research methods now being brought into the service of sensory archaeology are re-examined.

Of interest to scholars, students and others with an interest in archaeology around the world, this book will be invaluable to archaeologists and is also of relevance to scholars working in disciplines contributing to sensory studies: aesthetics, anthropology, architecture, art history, communication studies, history (including history of science), geography, literary and cultural studies, material culture studies, museology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Sensory archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Digging up the sensorium Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Early theories of sense perception Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Doing sensory archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  How does it feel? Phenomenology, excavation and sensory experience Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The senses in museums Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Emotion and the senses in archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Movement, materials, and intersubjectivity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sensing death and experiencing mortuary ritual Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Environment and the senses Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Waterfalls and moving waters Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Darkness and light in the archaeological past Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The sensory archaeology of textiles Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sensory perception and experience of glass Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ceremonial architecture and public events Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cities and urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Warfare and the senses Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The sensory experiences of food consumption Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Stealing through the back door Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sensory archaeology in Scandinavia and Finland Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sensory Mediterranean prehistory Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sensory approaches to the Aegean Bronze Age Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The sensory world of Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The sensory worlds of ancient Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Classical Archaeology and the senses: A paradigmatic shift? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Experimental archaeology and (re)-experiencing the senses of the medieval world Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Haptic vision Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sensorial experiences in Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sensory archaeology in the Pueblo Southwest Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sensory approaches to the Woodland and Mississippian cultures of the Eastern Woodlands of North America Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Sensory archaeology in the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Afterword: sensory archaeology—a work in progress Download PDF
Colour Plates Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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