Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia [Paperback]

Mauro Puddu(Author)

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ISBN: 9781789690002 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 1 | H11.5 x W8,
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Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia

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Three main research-questions intertwine in this volume. These are, first, the theoretical issue of how we can infer identities from archaeology; second, what is the material relationship between Sardinia's communities and the Roman world's power and culture when looking at the burial evidence on the ground; third, how our interpretive frameworks of today's world and symbolic structure can affect our understanding of the past. This book attempts to answer these three questions by analysing in detail the funerary evidence from mostly-unpublished burial sites from southern and central Sardinia that can become key to an alternative interpretation of the island and of other Roman Provinces. The questions are answered throughout the book by drawing on social studies, particularly post-colonial approaches to the history of the past, interpretive frameworks on the Roman world, and semiotic theories. By looking in-depth at the archaeological evidence from Sardinia's burials, this book retrieves the active and creative role played by the local communities in shaping back the Roman-world within the specific material and historical conditions they lived in.

Table of Contents

PREFACE1. ROMAN-PERIOD SARDINIA: A SEMIOTIC THEORY OF IDENTITY2. BURIALS OF SARDINIA: METHODOLOGY OF DATA COLLECTION3.FUNERARY PRACTICE AND THE URBAN COMMUNITIES OF SULCI4.FUNERARY PRACTICE AND RURAL COMMUNITIES OF MASULLAS5. FUNERARY PRACTICES AND URBAN COMMUNITIES IN KARALES6. CONNECTING THE DOTS: SULCI, MASULLAS, KARALES AND THE MEDITTERRANEAN7. SARDINIA’S COMMUNITIES AND THE MEDITERRANEAN AT LARGEAPPENDIX 1APPENDIX 2: COARSE WARE TYPOLOGY OF CERAMICS FROM MASULLAS

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