More than Antiquity: How Archaeologists See

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I attempt to characterize the shared foundations of archaeology, in light of the significant fragmentation of the discipline, the expansion of its chronological reach from deep antiquity to the present and of its scale and resolution from micro to macro, and the urgent call for its decolonization. I briefly explore the intersections of archaeological practice with the archaeosphere, temporality, memory, and archive, and locate the inflection point of personal values in the interface between archaeological epistemology—how archaeologists see and interpret the world—and praxis—how they go about creating the archaeological record.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication“And in Length of Days Understanding” (Job 12:12)
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond in Honor of Thomas E. Levy
EditorsErez Ben-Yosef, Ian W. N. Jones
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783031273308
ISBN (Print)9783031273322, 9783031273292
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameInterdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
ISSN (Print)1568-2722
ISSN (Electronic)2730-6984


  • Archaeological epistemology
  • Forgetting
  • Memory
  • Temporality
  • Archaeosphere
  • Archive


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