By Omur Harmansah
Place, reminiscence, and therapeutic: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complicated and deep histories of locations, how they served as websites of reminiscence and belonging for neighborhood groups over the centuries, and the way they have been appropriated and monumentalized within the palms of the political elites. concentrating on Anatolian rock monuments carved into the dwelling rock at watery landscapes throughout the overdue Bronze and Early Iron a long time, this booklet develops an archaeology of position as a thought of cultural landscapes and as an engaged technique of fieldwork with a purpose to excavate the genealogies of places.
Advocating that archaeology can give a contribution substantively to the research of locations in lots of fields of analysis and engagement in the humanities and the social sciences, this ebook seeks to maneuver past the oft-conceived suggestion of areas as mounted and unchanging, and argues that locations are constantly unfinished, emergent, and hybrid. Rock lower monuments of Anatolian antiquity are mentioned within the historic and micro-regional context in their making on the time of the Hittite Empire and its aftermath, whereas the ebook additionally investigates how such rock-cut locations, springs, and caves are linked to new varieties of storytelling, holy figures, miracles, and therapeutic of their post-antique existence. anyone wishing to appreciate areas of cultural importance either archaeologically in addition to via present theoretical lenses resembling history reviews, ethnography of landscapes, social reminiscence, embodied and sensory adventure of the realm, post-colonialism, political ecology, cultural geography, sustainability, and globalization will locate the case reports and examine inside this e-book a doorway to exploring locations in new and profitable ways.
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