1st Edition

Ancient Art Revisited Global Perspectives from Archaeology and Art History

Edited By Christopher Watts, Carl Knappett Copyright 2023
    298 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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.