- Researching the Archaeological Past Through Imagined Narratives
- Robert Witcher
- 23 May 2020
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Researching the Archaeological Past Through Imagined Narratives Download ´ 5 And fictive techniues as inspiration and method can bring to the practice of archaeology itselfThe contributors a mix of archaeologists novelists and other artists advance a variety of theoretical arguments and examples to advance the case for the value of a reflexive engagement between archaeology and fiction Themes include the similarities and differences in the motives and methods of archaeologists and novelists translation empathy and the need to humanise the past and diversify archaeological narratives The authors are sensitive to the epistemological and ethical issues surrounding the.Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Robert Witcher
Researching the Archaeological Past Through Imagined Narratives Download ´ 5 Archaeological interpretation is an imaginative act Stratigraphy and artefacts do not tell us what the past was like; that is the task of the archaeologist The diverse group of contributors to this volume address the relationship between archaeology and imagination through the medium of historical fiction and fictive techniues both as consumers and as producers The fictionalisation of archaeological research is often used to disseminate the results of scholarly or commercial archaeology projects for wider public outreach Here instead the authors focus on the uestion of what benefits fiction.
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Researching the Archaeological Past Through Imagined Narratives Download ´ 5 Influence of fiction on researchers and the incorporation of fictive techniues in their work Sometimes dismissed as distracting just so stories or even as dangerously relativistic narratives the use of fictive techniues has a long history in archaeological research and examples from the scholarly literature on many varied periods and regions are consideredThe volume sets out to bring together examples of these disparate applications and to focus attention on the need for explicit recognition of the problems and possibilities of such approaches and on the value of further research about the.