By Omur Harmansah
Place, reminiscence, and therapeutic: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the advanced 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 arms of the political elites. concentrating on Anatolian rock monuments carved into the dwelling rock at watery landscapes throughout the past due Bronze and Early Iron a long time, this e-book develops an archaeology of position as a conception of cultural landscapes and as an engaged technique of fieldwork as a way to excavate the genealogies of places.
Advocating that archaeology can give a contribution substantively to the learn of areas in lots of fields of analysis and engagement in the humanities and the social sciences, this publication seeks to maneuver past the oft-conceived concept of areas as mounted and unchanging, and argues that areas are continuously unfinished, emergent, and hybrid. Rock minimize 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 booklet additionally investigates how such rock-cut locations, springs, and caves are linked to new kinds of storytelling, holy figures, miracles, and therapeutic of their post-antique lifestyles. anyone wishing to appreciate locations of cultural importance either archaeologically in addition to via present theoretical lenses equivalent to history reviews, ethnography of landscapes, social reminiscence, embodied and sensory adventure of the area, post-colonialism, political ecology, cultural geography, sustainability, and globalization will locate the case reports and study inside this e-book a doorway to exploring areas in new and worthwhile ways.
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