Historical Archaeologies of Cognition - Explorations into Faith, Hope and Charity - James Symonds

Historical Archaeologies of Cognition - Explorations into Faith, Hope and Charity - James Symonds

2. Catholic Artefacts in a Protestant Landscape: A Multi-Vocal Approach to the Religiosity of Jamestown’s Colonists

Historical Archaeologies of Cognition - Explorations into Faith, Hope and Charity - James Symonds

Travis G. Parno
Boston University
Brent Fortenberry
Boston University

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In this chapter, the authors discuss the meanings that the discovery of ancient religious artefacts, a lead crucifix, brass medallion, and two jet rosary beads, can evoke. The authors affirm that while historical events are generally documented in extensive detail, disconnects often exist between the written word and lived experiences. In recognition of this reality, and the polyvalent nature of meaning and identity, we argue that a multi-vocal approach is necessary in any attempt to access these entangled moments. Moreover, we recognize that due to the dialogical nature of fieldwork, interpretations and publications, the possibilities of the past are only bound by our own imaginations and interactions (after Joyce 2002).

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Parno, Travis; Fortenberry, Brent R.. 2. Catholic Artefacts in a Protestant Landscape: A Multi-Vocal Approach to the Religiosity of Jamestown’s Colonists. Historical Archaeologies of Cognition - Explorations into Faith, Hope and Charity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 15 - 27 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781781796368. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21634. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21634. Oct 2013

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