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By Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen

In learning fabric tradition, anthropologists and archaeologists use significant actual gadgets from a tradition to assist comprehend the fewer tangible facets of that tradition, comparable to societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs while those items are destroyed, by means of warfare, ordinary catastrophe, or different historic occasions? via unique motives of 11 foreign case stories, the contributions show that the absence of gadgets could be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the items created to memorialize a loss even have vital cultural implications.


Covering every little thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of conflict, The Archaeology of Absence is written at a big intersection of archaeological and anthropological learn. Divided into 3 sections, this quantity makes use of the "presence" of absence to match cultural perceptions of: fabric features and created reminiscence, the mind/body connection, temporality, and death.


This wealthy textual content offers a powerful theoretical framework for anthropologists and archaeologists learning fabric culture.

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