Archaeological Orientations

Series Editors: Gavin Lucas, Christopher Witmore

An interdisciplinary series that engages our on-going, yet ever-changing, fascination with the archaeological, Archaeological Orientations investigates the myriad ways material pasts are entangled with communities, animals, ecologies and technologies, past, present or future. From urgent contemporary concerns, including politics, violence, sustainability, ecology, and technology, to long-standing topics of interest, including time, space, materiality, memory and agency, Archaeological Orientations promotes bold thinking and the taking of risks in pressing trans-disciplinary matters of concern.

  • Ruin Memories

    Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past

    Edited by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Reclaiming Archaeology

    Beyond the Tropes of Modernity

    Edited by Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with…

    Hardback – 2013-05-21
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations