Maps have always been a fundamental tool in archaeological practice, and their prominence and variety have increased along with a growing range of digital technologies used to collect, visualise, query and analyse spatial data. However, unlike in other disciplines, the development of archaeological cartographical critique has been surprisingly slow; a missed opportunity given that archaeology, with its vast and multifaceted experience with space and maps, can significantly contribute to the field of critical mapping.
Re-mapping Archaeology thinks through cartographic challenges in archaeology and critiques the existing mapping traditions used in the social sciences and humanities, especially since the 1990s. It provides a unique archaeological perspective on cartographic theory and innovatively pulls together a wide range of mapping practices applicable to archaeology and other disciplines.
This volume will be suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for established researchers in archaeology, geography, anthropology, history, landscape studies, ethnology and sociology.
Acknowledgements; Contributors; Chapter 1 On maps and mapping; PART 1 Where do maps come from and what do they do?; Chapter 2 The map as assemblage: landscape archaeology and mapwork; Chapter 3 Cults of the distribution map: geography, utopia and the making of modern archaeology; Chapter 4 Feminist mapping for archaeologists: at the intersection of practices; PART 2 Practices of mapping; Chapter 5 The eye of the beholder: experience, encounter and objectivity in archaeo-topographical survey; Chapter 6 The craft of earthwork survey; PART 3 Experimental mappings and cartographic provocations; Chapter 7 Experimental mapping in archaeology: process, practice and archaeologies of the moment; Chapter 8 Here be worms: map art for the archaeologist (or how I learned to stop worrying and love artistic abstraction in maps); Chapter 9 Describing Hermion/Ermioni. Between Pausanias and digital maps, a topology; Chapter 10 Re-thinking the conversation: a geomythological deep map; 11 Mapping sound: creating a static soundscape; PART 4 Digital transformations; Chapter 12 Archaeology, digital cartography and the question of progress: the case of Çatalhöyük (Turkey); Chapter 13 Cartography and quantum theory: in defence of distribution mapping; PART 5 When all is said and done; Chapter 14 Making maps: a commentary; Index