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Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Material Worlds). Cosmopolitan Archaeologies is an important and thoughtful collection, one which demonstrates why the validity, not only the place, of the modern archaeological enterprise requires scrutiny. Timothy Clack Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute).

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies. An important collection, Cosmopolitan Archaeologies delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment.

The assemblage provides important information regarding the composition of Mid Silurian continental plant microfossil assemblages and indicates that the vegetation comprised few taxa and was cosmopolitan. Archaeology, Culture and Sustainable Development: the Northeast India scenario.

Lynn Meskell (born 1967) is an Australian-born archaeologist and anthropologist. She completed her P. at Cambridge University in 1997. She is currently Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. Meskell received her . from the University of Sydney in 1994 (First Class) and University Medal. She was awarded the Kings College scholarship from the University of Cambridge for her P. in Archaeology (1994-1997)

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies. Lynn Meskell is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies. More about this series. Book Pages: 304 Illustrations: 10 illustrations Published: April 2009. Lynn Meskell is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. She is the author of Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present, Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt, and Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetera in Ancient Egypt.

Lynn Meskell, Stanford University, Anthropology Department, Faculty Member. Studies Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, and UNESCO world heritage. Lynn Meskell is the Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely, Jr. moreLynn Meskell is the Shirley R. Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. From 2019-2025 she is . White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. Offers archaeological case studies ranging from prehistoric to contemporary contexts, from Neo-Assyria, South Africa, Argentina, Panama, and the United States.

Object worlds in ancient Egypt: Material biographies past and present. Berg Publishers, 2004. Current anthropology 54 (4), 483-494, 2013.

An important collection, Cosmopolitan Archaeologies delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment. The contributors explore the implications of applying the cosmopolitan ideals of obligation to others and respect for cultural difference to archaeological practice, showing that those ethics increasingly demand the rethinking of research agendas. While cosmopolitan archaeologies must be practiced in contextually specific ways, what unites and defines them is archaeologists’ acceptance of responsibility for the repercussions of their projects, as well as their undertaking of heritage practices attentive to the concerns of the living communities with whom they work. These concerns may require archaeologists to address the impact of war, the political and economic depredations of past regimes, the livelihoods of those living near archaeological sites, or the incursions of transnational companies and institutions.

The contributors describe various forms of cosmopolitan engagement involving sites that span the globe. They take up the links between conservation, natural heritage and ecology movements, and the ways that local heritage politics are constructed through international discourses and regulations. They are attentive to how communities near heritage sites are affected by archaeological fieldwork and findings, and to the complex interactions that local communities and national bodies have with international sponsors and universities, conservation agencies, development organizations, and NGOs. Whether discussing the toll of efforts to preserve biodiversity on South Africans living near Kruger National Park, the ways that UNESCO’s global heritage project universalizes the ethic of preservation, or the Open Declaration on Cultural Heritage at Risk that the Archaeological Institute of America sent to the U.S. government before the Iraq invasion, the contributors provide nuanced assessments of the ethical implications of the discursive production, consumption, and governing of other people’s pasts.

Contributors. O. Hugo Benavides, Lisa Breglia, Denis Byrne, Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Alfredo González-Ruibal, Ian Hodder, Ian Lilley, Jane Lydon, Lynn Meskell, Sandra Arnold Scham

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Material Worlds) ebook
Lynn Meskell
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Duke University Press Books (April 17, 2009)
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