Archaeologies of Memory

Archaeologies of Memory

Editor(s): Ruth M. Van Dyke, Susan E. Alcock

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631235842

Online ISBN: 9780470774304

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774304

About this Book

A unique collection of newly written essays by archaeologists working in a variety of contexts and geographical areas, Archaeologies of Memory is a groundbreaking text that presents a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies.


  • Serves as an accessible introduction to central issues in the study of memory, including authority and identity, and the role memory plays in their creation and transformation.
  • Presents a collection of newly commissioned essays that provide a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies.
  • Brings together essays from both anthropological and classical archaeologists.
  • Includes contributions drawn from a variety of cultures and time periods, including New Kingdom Egypt and the prehistoric American Southwest.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Memory Studies with Access to Texts

  2. Part II: Memory Studies in Prehistory

  3. Part III: Caveats and Commentaries

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