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Archaeology and Folklore (Cornelius J Holtorf) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1999) 9780415201445

Title: Archaeology and Folklore

Author: Holtorf, Cornelius J

Additional Authors or Contributors: Amy Gazin-Schwartz (eds)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415201445

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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Folklore and archaeology are traditionally seen as taking very different approaches to the significance of ancient and historic monuments and to the interpretation of life in the past. Archaeology and Folklore explores the complex relationship between the two disciplines to demonstrate what they might learn from each other.


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Pt. I Archaeology and folklore studies

1 'As long as ever I've known it ... ': on folklore and archaeology

2 Folklore and world view

3 Focusing on time: disciplining archaeology in Sweden

4 Back to the future: resonances of the past in myth and material culture

5 Of thunderbirds, water spirits and chiefs' daughters: contextualising archaeology and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) oral traditions

6 Feminism, paganism, pluralism

7 Apocalypse past/future: archaeology and folklore, writ large

8 Songs remembered in exile? Integrating unsung archives of Highland life

9 Of 'The Green Man' and 'little green men'

Pt. II Interpreting monuments in archaeology and popular culture

10 Integrating the past: folklore, mounds and people at Catalhoyuk

11 On the folklore of the Externsteine--or a centre for Germanomaniacs

12 The continuing reinvention of the Etruscan myth

13 Naming the places, naming the stones

14 Clearance cairns: the farmers' and the archaeologists' views

15 Coming to terms with local approaches to Sardinia's nuraghi

16 Archaeology as folklore: the literary construction of the megalith Pentre Ifan in west Wales

17 The last refuge of the faeries: archaeology and folklore in East Sussex


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