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Ancient Art Revisited
Global Perspectives from Archaeology and Art History

ISBN 9780367643713
Published September 21, 2022 by Routledge
298 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Ancient Art Revisited develops new perspectives on ancient art by weaving together diverse strands within archaeology and art history, exploring it through recent developments in archaeological theory.

In order to foster dialogue among various subfields, contributors are drawn from a wide range of domains. Classical archaeology, Aegean prehistory, Near Eastern archaeology, Egyptology, Pre-Columbian South America, and North America are brought together to explore ancient art from multiscalar perspectives and through the lenses of entanglement theory, network thinking, assemblage theory, and other recent theoretical developments. Representing a new wave in research on ancient art, considering both the proximal and distributed operations of artworks, Ancient Art Revisited provides broad and inclusive coverage of ancient art and offers a cohesive approach to a fragmented area of study.

This book will be suitable for archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians wishing to understand the latest thinking on ancient art.

Table of Contents

1. Ancient Art Revisited: Global Perspectives from Archaeology and Art History

Christopher Watts And Carl Knappett

2. Archaeology and Art History in Ancient South America:

Toward Disciplinary D├ętente

Lisa Trever

3. On the Ontological Significance of Naturalistic Art

Darryl Wilkinson

4. Image and Zeitgeist: The Neolithicization of Rock Art in the American Southwest

Severin Fowles

5. Animals, Ambiguity, and Affect in Iroquoian Effigy Pipes

Christopher Watts

6. The Syracuse Amphora Project: On Violence Against Artifacts

Doug Bailey

7. Metapictures, Materiality, and Texts: Ancient West Asian Art And The Scholarship of the Iconic Turn

Zainab Bahrani

8. Networks of Artistic Production in Upper Egypt during the Third Millennium BCE

Deborah Vischak

9. Beyond Representation: Cypriot Rural Sanctuaries as Vibrant Assemblages

Erin Walcek Averett

10. Frame and Ornament in Minoan and Cycladic Art

Irene Nikolakopoulou And Carl Knappett

11. Art in the Community: The Role of Antefix Production in Archaic Central and Southern Italy

Anna Soifer

12. Toward an Archaeology of Care

Jennifer Stager


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Christopher Watts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Carl Knappett holds the Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto, Canada.