The Resource Bodies in the bog and the archaeological imagination, Karin Sanders

Bodies in the bog and the archaeological imagination, Karin Sanders

Label
Bodies in the bog and the archaeological imagination
Title
Bodies in the bog and the archaeological imagination
Statement of responsibility
Karin Sanders
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Known for his red hair, day-old stubble, and uncannily preserved two-thousand-year-old physique, Tollund Man's mummified body discovered in 1950s Denmark was an instant archaeological sensation. But he was not the first of his kind: recent history has resurrected from northern Europes bogs several men, women, and children who were deposited there as sacrifices in the early Iron Age and kept startlingly intact by the chemical properties of peat. In this remarkable account of their modern afterlives, Karin Sanders argues that the discovery of bog bodies began an extraordinary and ongoing cultural journey. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Sanders shows these eerily preserved remains came alive in art and science as material metaphors for such concepts as trauma, nostalgia, and identity. Sigmund Freud, Joseph Beuys, Serge Vandercam, Seamus Heaney, and other major figures have used them to reconsider fundamental philosophical, literary, aesthetic, and scientific concerns. Exploring this intellectual spectrum, Sanders contends that the power of bog bodies to provoke such a wide range of responses is rooted in their unique status as both archeological artifacts and human beings. They emerge as corporeal time capsules that transcend archaeology to challenge our assumptions about what we can know about the past. By restoring them to the roster of cultural phenomena that force us to confront our ethical and aesthetic boundaries, Bodies in the Bog excavates anew the question of what it means to be human.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Karin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN803
LC item number
.S24 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bog bodies
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Water-saturated sites (Archaeology)
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Moorleiche
  • Eisenzeit
  • Entdeckung
  • Archäologie
  • Analyse
  • Veenlijken
  • Reconstructies
  • Receptie
  • Archeologische aspecten
  • Analyse
  • Archäologie
  • Eisenzeit
  • Entdeckung
  • Moorleiche
  • Antiquities
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Bog bodies
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Water-saturated sites (Archaeology)
  • Europe
  • Europa
  • Europa
  • Europe
Label
Bodies in the bog and the archaeological imagination, Karin Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Remarkable remains -- Nature's own darkroom -- The archaeological uncanny -- Uses and abuses : bog body politics -- Erotic digging -- Bog body art -- Museum thresholds and the ethics of display -- Making faces -- Frozen time and material metaphors
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 317 p.
Isbn
9780226734040
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010355
Other control number
3080991
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316772215
  • (OCoLC)ocn316772215
Label
Bodies in the bog and the archaeological imagination, Karin Sanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Remarkable remains -- Nature's own darkroom -- The archaeological uncanny -- Uses and abuses : bog body politics -- Erotic digging -- Bog body art -- Museum thresholds and the ethics of display -- Making faces -- Frozen time and material metaphors
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 317 p.
Isbn
9780226734040
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010355
Other control number
3080991
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316772215
  • (OCoLC)ocn316772215

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