New PDF release: 'Archaeologizing' Heritage?: Transcultural Entanglements

By Michael Falser, Monica Juneja

ISBN-10: 3642358691

ISBN-13: 9783642358692

ISBN-10: 3642358705

ISBN-13: 9783642358708

This publication investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological history" from colonial instances to the current. It contains case experiences of websites in South and Southeast Asia with a unique concentrate on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the themes of which variety from architectural and highbrow background to historical protection and recovery, review ancient strategies spanning centuries which observed the mind's eye and construction of "dead archaeological ruins" through usually overlooking residing neighborhood, social, and formality types of utilization on web site.

Case stories from computational modelling in archaeology speak about a related paradigmatic swap from a trifling simulation of supposedly useless archaeological construction fabric to an expanding appreciation and medical incorporation of the data of neighborhood stakeholders. This ebook seeks to convey those assorted methods from the arts and engineering sciences right into a trans-disciplinary discussion.

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Editor’s note: This colonial distinction between ‘dead’ and ‘living’ monuments is now renegotiated under the term ‘living heritage’ in modern conservation sciences (compare Warrack in this volume) as well as in anthropological research (compare Luco and Guillou in this volume). In specific circumstances, both criteria may apply to one and the same site (Angkor Wat, see Warrack), a whole ensemble (Angkor Park, see Luco), or a cultural landscape (sacred sites spotted over an ‘ordinary’ landscape, see Guillou).

Marshall, John. 1906. Conservation of Ancient Monuments: General Principles for the Guidance of Those Entrusted with the Custody of and Execution of Repairs to Ancient Monuments. Simla: Government Press. ———. 1990. Conservation Manual. A Handbook for the Use of Archaeological Officers and Other Entrusted with the Care of Ancient Monuments. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. First published 1923. Metcalf, Thomas R. 2002. An Imperial Vision. Indian Architecture and Britain’s Raj. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

18 Nayanjot Lahiri has addressed Marshall’s impatience with colleagues and staff and his difficulties in dealing with them (Lahiri 2000, esp. 101–104). 30 I. Sengupta Fig. 3 Men at work: This picture, taken from Marshall’s Conservation Manual, entitled Grouting Machine at Work indicates how closely Marshall followed the techniques of building construction in Britain, from Marshall’s Conservation Manual 1923 (Source: Marshall 1990, plate XI) Marshall then went on to refer to the fabled restoration of the Taj Mahal, pointing out the difference that restoration—and not protection—had made to the monument.

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