Dragoş Gheorghiu

Dragoş Gheorghiu is a historical anthropologist/archaeologist and experimentalist whose studies focus on the process of cognition, material culture, ancient technologies, and iconography. Professor Gheorghiu has edited books on anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, fire in archaeology, fire as an instrument, early ceramic traditions, metaphorical thought, experientiality and imagination in archaeology. During the last two decades he carried out large scale experiments of art and archaeology.

BOOKS BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR

Anthropomorphism, Anthropogenesis, Cognition

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu

Anthropomorphism could be described as a production of analogies generated by human cognition. It is present in the imaginary, mythologies, religions, and material culture of all ages. This book approaches anthropomorphism from the moment of anthropogenesis, tracing its presence in nature and material culture in prehistory and Antiquity. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00

Architectures of Fire: Processes, Space and Agency in Pyrotechnologies

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu

Papers presented here originate from a session held during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (Glasgow). The contributors attempt to present the entanglement between the physical phenomenon of fire, the pyro-technological instrument that it is, its material supports, and the human being. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Artistic Practices and Archaeological Research

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu

This volume – which has come about through a collaborative venture between Dragos Gheorghiu (archaeologist and professional visual artist) and Theodor Barth (anthropologist) – aims at expanding the field of archaeological research with an anthropological understanding of practices that include artistic methods. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Working with the Past: Towards an Archaeology of Recycling

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu

This book invites archaeologists to approach the significant process of recycling within the archaeological record at two different levels: of artefacts and of landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00