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Title Fitful histories and unruly publics : rethinking temporality and community in Eurasian archaeology / edited by Kathryn O. Weber, Emma Hite, Lori Khatchadourian, Adam T. Smith
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Contents Part 1. Making time : constructed temporalities and foregone futures -- Fitful histories and unruly publics : an introduction / Adam T. Smith, Kathryn Weber, Emma Hite, and Lori Khatchadourian -- Tin and oil : can we foresee the future through the remote past? / Mikheil Abramishvili -- Tempus interruptus : archaeological explanation and the unraised columns of Oglanqala period III / Hilary Gopnik -- One eye forward, one eye back : multiple temporalities, community, and social change in the culture history of the southern Urals, Russian Federation (2100-1300 BC) / James A. Johnson -- Echoes in eternity : social memory and mortuary stone monuments in Bronze-Iron Age Mongolia / Erik G. Johannesson -- Paths, pathos, and portables : nomadic culture and materiality of movement in the Black Lands of Kalmykia / Irina Shingiray -- Part 2. Culture and counter-culture : practice, place, and Eurasian prehistory -- Long-term occupation and seasonal mobility in Mongolia : a comparative study of two mobile pastoralist communities / Jean-Luc Houle -- Bronze Age communities and potting techniques along the Kazakh steppe fringe / Paula N. Doumani Dupuy -- Settlement mobility and the politics of ritual among late Bronze Age fortress communities : recent findings from the site of Tsaghkahovit, Armenia / Ian Lindsay -- Explaining the Kura-Araxes / Mitchell S. Rothman -- Land of the unrule-ables : Bactria in the Achaemenid Period / Xin Wu -- Part 3. Timelessness and the politics of the past -- Unruly remains : a ethnogenesis and physical anthropology in the South Caucasus / Maureen E. Marshall -- Chinese autochthony and the Eurasian context : archaeology, mythmaking, and Johan Gunnar Andersson's "Western origins" / Magnus Fiskesjo -- Orientalism in Russia : the Caucasus, historical narrative, and the formation of a national identity / Kathryn O'Neil Weber
Summary "Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics re-examines the relationship between Eurasia's past and its present by interrogating the social construction of time and the archaeological production of culture. Traditionally, archaeological research in Eurasia has focused on assembling normative descriptions of monolithic cultures that endure for millennia, largely immune to the forces of historical change. The papers in this volume seek to document forces of difference and contestation in the past that were produced in the perceptible engagements of peoples, things, and places. The research gathered here convincingly demonstrates that these forces made social life in ancient Eurasia rather more fitful and its publics considerably more unruly than archaeological research has traditionally allowed. Contributors are Mikheil Abramishvili, Paula N. Doumani, Magnus Fiskesjö, Hilary Gopnik, Emma Hite, Jean-Luc Houle, Erik G. Johannesson, James A. Johnson, Lori Khatchadourian, Ian Lindsay, Maureen E. Marshall, Mitchell S Rothman, Irina Shingiray, Adam T. Smith, Kathryn O. Weber and Wu Xin"--Provided by publisher
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Subject Archaeology -- Research -- Eurasia
Community life -- Eurasia -- History -- To 1500
Social archaeology -- Eurasia
Time -- Social aspects -- Eurasia -- History -- To 1500
Archaeology -- Research.
Community life.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Manners and customs.
Social archaeology.
Time -- Social aspects.
Asia, Central -- Antiquities.
Eurasia -- Antiquities.
Eurasia -- Social life and customs
Central Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hite, Emma, editor.
Khatchadourian, Lori, 1975- editor.
Smith, Adam T., editor.
Weber, Kathryn O., editor.
LC no. 2016042340
ISBN 9004325476