Joshua Pollard

2008
Memory WorkSAR Press PublicationMemory Work: Archaeologies of Material PracticesMemory making is a social practice that links people and things together across time and space and ultimately has material consequences. The intersection of matter and social practice becomes archaeologically visible through the deposits created during social activities. The contributors to this volume share a common goal to map out the different ways in which to study social memories in past societies programmatically and tangibly.
2005, February 16–18
Short SeminarThe Archaeology of Ritual, Memory, and MaterialityThis seminar explored innovative methods brought to bear on “purposeful deposits” from activities that arrange or order objects in the archaeological record—for instance, weapons hoards in Europe, dedicatory offerings in Pueblo buildings, and votive deposits in Maya temples.


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