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Title: Archaeologies of Place
Description: Our lives, our identities, our memories and experiences are tightly intertwoven with the places we live in, the history of towns and countrysides that we belong to, and the landscapes in which we grow up. The concept of place, as a site of human practice in and with the material world, has recently become a prevailing concept in the humanities and social sciences. In this course we will explore how archaeology and ethnographic research addresses material complexities and cultural meanings of places in the broader context of landscapes. We will investigate critical theories of place, space and landscape, while working with case studies from the ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the contemporary world. We will seek the question, how through particular fieldwork practices of archaeologists, anthropologists, contemporary artists, geographers and mapmakers, one can access and document the rich meanings, stories, and memories of places.
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Name: Omur Harmansah
Online Course: No
Affiliation: Brown University
Field: Archaeology,Cultural
Material Type: Syllabus
Course Level: Advanced
Student Type: Graduate,Undergraduate
Class Size: Up to 20
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