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Once Upon a Site - a story of archaeological knowledge production

Kerttu, Johan (2008)
Archaeology
Abstract
This thesis strives to tell a story of archaeological knowledge production at the Uppåkra site in Scania, southern Sweden, through focusing upon the actual work on site. Ethnographic study of archaeologists in the field brings the thesis into contact with sites and material practices as well as literary sources and accounts of archaeology and methodological problems. Following these leads the thesis realizes that, when telling the story of archaeology, it subjects itself to whatever the work on site is subjected to. Showing archaeology to be a set of complex material and social practices, and networks of things and people, that need to be held together to tell the truth, the thesis knows it has to do the same thing itself. For it too is on... (More)
This thesis strives to tell a story of archaeological knowledge production at the Uppåkra site in Scania, southern Sweden, through focusing upon the actual work on site. Ethnographic study of archaeologists in the field brings the thesis into contact with sites and material practices as well as literary sources and accounts of archaeology and methodological problems. Following these leads the thesis realizes that, when telling the story of archaeology, it subjects itself to whatever the work on site is subjected to. Showing archaeology to be a set of complex material and social practices, and networks of things and people, that need to be held together to tell the truth, the thesis knows it has to do the same thing itself. For it too is on site, right next to its archaeological object of study, rather than on some meta-level. (Less)
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author
Kerttu, Johan
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Ethnography, archaeological facts, thesis, field archaeology, Uppåkra, Archaeology, Arkeologi
language
English
id
1317197
date added to LUP
2008-05-22
date last changed
2008-05-22
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  abstract     = {This thesis strives to tell a story of archaeological knowledge production at the Uppåkra site in Scania, southern Sweden, through focusing upon the actual work on site. Ethnographic study of archaeologists in the field brings the thesis into contact with sites and material practices as well as literary sources and accounts of archaeology and methodological problems. Following these leads the thesis realizes that, when telling the story of archaeology, it subjects itself to whatever the work on site is subjected to. Showing archaeology to be a set of complex material and social practices, and networks of things and people, that need to be held together to tell the truth, the thesis knows it has to do the same thing itself. For it too is on site, right next to its archaeological object of study, rather than on some meta-level.},
  author       = {Kerttu, Johan},
  keyword      = {Ethnography,archaeological facts,thesis,field archaeology,Uppåkra,Archaeology,Arkeologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Once Upon a Site - a story of archaeological knowledge production},
  year         = {2008},
}