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Published Sep 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


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History of Archaeology; Historiography; Stratigraphy; Epistemology; Philosophy; Interdisciplinarity

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Edited by Sophie A. de Beaune, Alessandro Guidi, Oscar Moro Abadía, Massimo Tarantini

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This volume presents papers from three sessions organised by the History of Archaeology Scientific Commission at the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018) considering the development of stratigraphical methods in archaeology in many European countries, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the history of archaeology.



Foreword to the XVII Uispp Congress Proceedings Series Edition – Marta Azarello ;
Foreword to the volume – Alessandro Guidi ;

Part I: From stratigraphy to stratigraphic excavation in pre- and protohistoric archaeology ;
Introduction – Alessandro Guidi, Massimo Tarantini ;
Démarche d’historien et de préhistorien ou comment pallier les manques dans l’étude de collections anciennes ? Exemples des Balzi Rossi (Ligurie, Italie) et de la grotte de l’Observatoire (Monaco) – Elena Rossoni-Notter, Olivier Notter, Patrick Simon, Suzanne Simone ;
Santa Verna in 1911 and 2015: re-examining pioneering stratigraphic excavation methods in Malta – T. Rowan McLaughlin, Eóin Parkinson, Catriona Brogan, Simon Stoddart, Caroline Malone ;
The multiple roots of an innovative excavation: G.A. Blanc at the Romanelli Cave, Italy (1914-1938) – Massimo Tarantini ;
Paul Vouga à La Tène et à Auvernier : la stratigraphie à l’épreuve de la typologie – Gianna Reginelli Servais ;
Pioneers of archaeological stratigraphical techniques: Luigi Bernabò Brea (1910-1999) and Giorgio Buchner (1914-2005) – Federico Nomi, Massimo Cultraro, Alessandro Guidi, Sebastiano Tusa ;
Abstraction in Archaeological Stratigraphy: a Pyrenean Lineage of Innovation (late 19th–early 21th century) – Sébastien Plutniak ;

Part II: Epistemology, History and Philosophy of Science: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the History of Archaeology ;
Introduction – Sophie A. de Beaune, Oscar Moro Abadía ;
Three career itineraries that linked prehistory, archaeology, and technology: Augustus Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900), André Leroi-Gourhan (1911-1986) and François Sigaut (1940-2012) – Sophie A. de Beaune ;
The tragic fate of heroic precursors in the history of archaeology: the case of Boucher de Perthes – Oscar Moro Abadía ;
Primitif, précurseur, contemporain. Approches de l’art paléolithique au fondement de la pensée moderne – Rémi Labrusse ;
Antiquity all over the place: evolutions and revolutions in early prehistoric research in Greece during the 1960s – Giorgos Vavouranakis, Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis ;
Compelling image-worlds: a pictorial perspective on the epistemology of stone artefact analysis in Palaeolithic archaeology – Shumon T. Hussain ;

Part III: Archaeology and interdisciplinarity, from the 19th century to present-day research ;
Luján, l’Abbeville des pampas. Amateurs, traders, and scholars behind the search of the pampean fossil man (1865-1884) – Marcelo J. Toledo ;
From mining to archaeology. An Austrian experiment in Transylvania at the beginning of the 19th century – Aurora Pețan ;
Interdisciplinary research of the caves conducted by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cracow at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries – Marzena Woźny ;
Interdisciplinarity and institutions. The case of Italian prehistoric archaeology (1875-1954) – Massimo Tarantini

About the Author

Sophie Archambault de Beaune is Professor at the University of Lyon and researcher at the ‘Archaeology and Ancient Sciences’ laboratory in Nanterre. She works on the technical behaviour and cognitive skills of prehistoric man and is also interested in the history of prehistory. ;

Alessandro Guidi has been Full Professor of Palethnology at the University of Roma Tre since 2004. He has been concerned mainly with the proto-history of the Italian peninsula, paying particular attention to the problem of the birth of the city and the state, to the history of prehistoric studies, and to theoretical archaeology and methodology. ;

Oscar Moro Abadía works as Associate Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). He specializes in the study of the history and the epistemology of Pleistocene art. ;

Massimo Tarantini works as functionary archaeologist at the Italian Ministry of Culture. His research experience concentrates in the fields of prehistoric mining archaeology and in the history of archaeology.