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By Vasileios Tsamis

How did old Europeans materialize reminiscence? fabric Mnemonics: daily Practices in Prehistoric Europe presents a clean method of the archaeological examine of reminiscence. Drawing on case reviews from the British Isles, Scandinavia, vital Europe, Greece, Italy, and the Iberian Peninsula that date from the Neolithic in the course of the Iron Age, the books authors discover the implications of our figuring out of the prior while reminiscence and mnemonic practices are positioned within the middle of cultural analyses. They talk about monument construction, own adornment, relic-making, mortuary rituals, the burning of our bodies and homes, and the upkeep of family areas and constructions over lengthy classes of time. fabric Mnemonics engages with modern debates at the intersection of reminiscence, identification, embodiment, and gear, and demanding situations archaeologists to contemplate how materiality either provokes and constrains the mnemonic procedures in way of life.

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