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An archaeology of the senses : prehistoric Malta

Robin Skeates.
  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • xiv, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects
Contents
  • note: 1. Introduction: Towards an Archaeology of the Senses
  • Sensual Culture Studies
  • Beyond the Five Senses
  • Prehistoric Malta
  • 2. Senses Restrained
  • Making Sense of the History of Archaeological Representation
  • From Oral Tradition to Printed History: The Mid-Seventeenth Century
  • Classical Tours and Picturesque Views: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
  • Rude Stone Monuments in a Crown Colony: 1800-1864
  • Archaeological Bonanza: 1865-1939
  • Constructing a Prehistoric Culture Sequence in Post-War Malta: 1940-1973
  • Reinvention of Malta's Prehistoric Heritage: 1974 to the Present
  • 3. Maltese Sensescape
  • Making Sense of Islands
  • Remote Islands: Before 5200 BC
  • Desirable Islands: 5200 BC
  • Little Sicily: 5200-4400 BC
  • Sensory Relations: 4400-3400 BC
  • Knowledgeable Islanders: 3400-2500 BC
  • Hybridization: 2400-1500 BC
  • Permeable Boundaries: 1500-700 BC
  • 4. Dwelling Places
  • Making Sense of Settlement
  • Life on the Farm: 5200-4400 BC
  • Strengthened Communities: 4400-3400 BC
  • Temple Builders' Housework: 3400-2500 BC
  • Fortified Communities: 2400-700 BC
  • 5. Monumental Buildings
  • Making Sense of Temples
  • Monumentalization of Communities: 3400-2500 BC
  • Reinvention of Tradition: 2400-700 BC
  • 6. Underworld
  • Making Sense of Caves
  • Dwelling, Ritual, and the Other World: 5200-4400 BC
  • Placing the Dead: 4400-3400 BC
  • Elaboration of Underground Religious Experience: 3400-2500 BC
  • Rejection of Traditional Underground Religion: 2400-700 BC
  • 7. Conclusion: Making Sense of Prehistoric Malta
  • Senses
  • Sensual Cultures.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-272) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780199216604
  • 0199216606
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010927166
  • OCLC: 707840716
  • OCLC: 707840716