Framing Archaeology in the Near East - The Application of Social Theory to Fieldwork - Ianir Milevski

Framing Archaeology in the Near East - The Application of Social Theory to Fieldwork - Ianir Milevski

Introduction: Social Theory and Archaeology

Framing Archaeology in the Near East - The Application of Social Theory to Fieldwork - Ianir Milevski

Ianir Milevski [+-]
Israel Antiquities Authority
Ianir Milevski is Senior Research Archaeologist at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem.
Thomas E Levy [+-]
University of California, San Diego
Thomas Levy is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Judaic Studies at the University of California,San Diego (UCSD) where he holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaelogy of Ancient Israel and Neigboring Lands. With over thirty years of archaeological field experience in Israel and Jordan, Levy’s current research focuses on the Iron Age historical archaeology of Edom in southern Jordan. He is Associate Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at UCSD's California Insitute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Levy is editor of Archaeology, Anthropology and Cult: The Sanctuary at Gilat, Israel (Equinox Publishing, 2006) and co-editor, with Thomas Higham, of The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science (Equinox Publishing, 2005). His most recent book, with his wife Alina and the Sthapathy brothers of Swamimalai is Masters of Fire: Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India (German Mining Museum, 2008). Levy is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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The introduction to the volume explain the goals in the organization of the workshop the topic of the influence of social theory in the archaeology of the Ancient Near East, conducted in the framework of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (8ICAANE). The workshop was intended to bring together international scholars working in the Middle East who actively apply social theory in their fieldwork. The volume presents debated themes amongst archaeologists working in the Middle East in which social theory has been applied. The introduction presents the different subjects in which the volume was divided and the fact that the volume presents different approaches in social theory applied to archaeology. The objective of the volume is not to provide a statement establishing the “program” for social theory and archaeology but to show the multiplicity of ways to utilize these theories in order to understand the archaeological record and the discipline of archaeology in the Middle East.

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Milevski , Ianir ; Levy, Thomas. Introduction: Social Theory and Archaeology. Framing Archaeology in the Near East - The Application of Social Theory to Fieldwork. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-6 Dec 2016. ISBN 9781781796351. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26352. Date accessed: 24 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26352. Dec 2016

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