By Yannis Hamilakis

ISBN-10: 0521545994

ISBN-13: 9780521545990

ISBN-10: 0521837286

ISBN-13: 9780521837286

This booklet is an exhilarating new examine how archaeology has handled the physically senses and gives a controversy for the way the self-discipline can provide a richer glimpse into the human sensory event. Yannis Hamilakis exhibits how, regardless of its intensely actual engagement with the cloth lines of the prior, archaeology has regularly missed multi-sensory adventure, in its place prioritising remoted imaginative and prescient and hoping on the Western hierarchy of the 5 senses. instead of 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 examine, Hamilakis exhibits how sensorial reminiscence might help us reconsider questions starting from the creation of ancestral historical past to large-scale social swap, and the cultural importance of monuments. Hamilakis issues how to reconstituting archaeology as a sensorial and affective multi-temporal practice.

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