Posts Tagged: meaning

Things in Action – Interpreting the Meanings of Things in Archaeology

The proceedings of the XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting held in Oulu, Finland, two years ago is now out. My contribution can be found by following this link.

Things in Action – Interpreting the Meanings of Things in Archaeology

The proceedings of the XII Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting held in Oulu, Finland, two years ago is now out. My contribution can be found by following this link.

The real magic of archaeology

This afternoon I went to hear a panel discussion about artifacts without borders. The topic was ylirajaisuus, which I don’t have a very good translation for. Transboundary artifact or transboundary object comes close, I think. It was organized by Artefacta,

The real magic of archaeology

This afternoon I went to hear a panel discussion about artifacts without borders. The topic was ylirajaisuus, which I don’t have a very good translation for. Transboundary artifact or transboundary object comes close, I think. It was organized by Artefacta,

Archaeolog

A short article I wrote on objects and habits for the weblog Archaeolog is now online (follow the link). Let me know what you think.

Archaeolog

A short article I wrote on objects and habits for the weblog Archaeolog is now online (follow the link). Let me know what you think.

Habit of acting as meaning – interpreting the meanings of things in archaeology

I dare to propose that archaeologists are slowly starting to realize that the social and the material are both aspects of the real and can not be separated. But one has to start from somewhere and what would be a

Habit of acting as meaning – interpreting the meanings of things in archaeology

I dare to propose that archaeologists are slowly starting to realize that the social and the material are both aspects of the real and can not be separated. But one has to start from somewhere and what would be a

On archaeological knowledge, truth, and interpretation, and on the relationship between theory and data in archaeology

My master’s thesis is about as finished as it will ever get. I plan to leave it for evaluation this week. The following is the prologue of my thesis. It will also be published in Finnish in a forthcoming issue

On archaeological knowledge, truth, and interpretation, and on the relationship between theory and data in archaeology

My master’s thesis is about as finished as it will ever get. I plan to leave it for evaluation this week. The following is the prologue of my thesis. It will also be published in Finnish in a forthcoming issue

Symmetrical archaeology and past meaning-making practices

Today there is a new field of archaeology emerging, called symmetrical archaeology (Olsen 2003: 88), which can be seen as a pragmatistic archaeology, where the material is again taken into account and the emphasis of study is not that much

Symmetrical archaeology and past meaning-making practices

Today there is a new field of archaeology emerging, called symmetrical archaeology (Olsen 2003: 88), which can be seen as a pragmatistic archaeology, where the material is again taken into account and the emphasis of study is not that much