Materializing Memory Archaeological material culture and the semantics of the past
edited by Irene Barbiera, Alice M. Choyke and Judith A. Rasson. 131 pages; illustrated throughout with maps, plans, figures, tables, drawings and photographs. BAR S1977 2009. ISBN 9781407305097. £32.00.
Papers based on a session presented at the 10th EAA conference in Lyon in 2004. Contents: 1) Notes on Memory-Work and Materiality (John Chapman); 2) Introduction (Irene Barbiera); 3) Grandmother’s Awl: Individual and Collective Memory Through Material Culture (Alice M. Choyke); 4) The Re-Generation of the Neolithic: Social Memory, Monuments and Generations (Liam Kilmurray); 5) Rememberance Practices in Aquincum: Memory in the Roman Capital of Pannonia Inferior – Today’s Budapest (Paula Zsidi); 6) Memory of a Better Death: Conventional and Exceptional Burial Rites in Central European Cemeteries of the AD 6th and 7th Centuries (Irene Barbiera); 7) Ritual Memory and the Rituals of Memory: Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Kingship (Maria Fiano); 8) The Politics of Memory of the Lombard Monarchy in Pavia, the Kingdom’s Capital (Piero Majocchi); 9) Memory, Politics and Holy Relics: Catholic Tactics amidst the Hussite Reformation (Katerina Hornicková); 10) The Role of the Peacock “Sanjak” in Yezidi Religious Memory; Maintaining Yezidi Oral Tradition (Eszter Spät); 11) Creating a Place of Memory: Olvera Street, Los Angeles (Judith A. Rasson).