Digging up the sensorium

On the sensory revolution in archaeology

Authored by: David Howes

The Routledge Handbook of Sensory Archaeology

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138676299
eBook ISBN: 9781315560175
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315560175-2

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Abstract

This chapter begins with a description of the sensory turn in the disciplines of history and anthropology, which foregrounded the senses as both object of study and means of inquiry. It goes on to document how the senses have been stirring within archaeology. Manifestations of the latter opening include the increasing attention paid to the sensible qualities of archaeological objects (in place of focussing exclusively on their morphology), to tracing the sensori-social life of things, and to the archaeology of experience.

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