What is place? What is territoriality? And, how and why do we interact with these spatial concepts? More importantly and pertinent to this volume, how do we as archaeologists and anthropologists identify these spatial concepts within our respective material culture records? It is becoming increasing clear that the intricacies of place, however subtle, are heavily influenced by the way people run their lives. Intricacies such as symmetry and linearity play an essential role in the concept and design of place. These components usually display traits of complex hierarchical societies. However, many complex societies are formed and governed by different mechanisms by such mechanisms as knowing, experiencing and controlling place.
The Archaeology of People and Territoriality, edited by George Nash and Dragos Gheorghiu, draws together a series of papers from around World, dealing with such issues as how ceramic and bone and antler designs moved across Late Mesolithic landscapes, the symmetry of field and irrigation systems and the concept of ritual landscape to Andean communities in Chile and socio-ritual behaviour within space occupying Australian rock-art.
This volume, published by the award-winning Archaeolingua Press comprises sixteen thought-provoking chapters and will have great appeal amongst archaeologists and anthropologists who have interest in the way humans interact with place.
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Kiadás éve: 2009
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List of Figures
George Nash – Dragos Gheorghiu
Interacting with Territory
Religious Spatial Behaviour: Why Space is Important to Religion
Rock-Art, Landscape and Transformative Vistas of Devil’s Rock Maroota: New Interpretative Perspectives for a Sydney Region Rock-Art Site
Henry C. Dosedla – Alf Krauliz
The Significance of Fire within Space Concepts Among Mbowamb and Around Motten: Parallels between Prehistoric Central Europe and Contemporary Archaic Societies in New Guinea
Roberta Robin Dods
The Syntax of Place and Space
Tears of the Sun: Condensation and Irrigation in the Andes
Herman E. Bender
Caring for Creation – A Hierophany at Strawberry Island
Robert G. Bednarik
Archaeological Constructs of Place in the Pleistocene?
Places with Faces: The Role of Simulacra in the Mythic Reading of Landscape in Prehistoric and Early Societies
Tracking Contact and Exchange Networks Across a Late Mesolithic Landscape: A Case for Ertebølle Bone and Antler Design Encoding TRB Danubian Ceramics
Faith in the Countryside: Holy Wells and the Creation of Sacred Place in Medieval England
Place and Space in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age of Central and Eastern Slovenia
Experimenting with Prehistoric Spaces (Performance, Experience, Evocation)
G. Terence MEADEN
The Neolithic Greater Cursus and Nearby Long Barrows in the Pre-Stonehenge Landscape: Settings, Orientations and Inter-relationships
Power in Place: The Case of Superimposition of Rock-Art Images at Pià d’Ort, Valcamonica
Real Space and Picture Space in Atlantic Prehistoric Rock Art
STEPHANIE KOERNER – LORNA SINGLETON
Revisiting Pandora’s Hope. Anthropology and Archaeology Approaches to Place Integrating Difference into Deliberative Democracy in an Age of ‘Global Risk Society’
Contributors and their affiliations