Collective memory (Other Keyword)

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Archaeological Impacts on Collective Memory: Re-creating a Mayan Identity? (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kasey Diserens Morgan.

If collective memory "requires the support of a group delimited in space and time," (Halbwachs 1992) how does archaeological work engaging local communities impact the memory of historical events? As scholars interested in the indigenous rebellion known as the Caste War (1847-1901) in Tihosuco, Mexico, we are often told by members of the local community who repopulated the area eighty years ago that we know more about the history of the uprising than they do. This paper seeks to explore three...

Expanding the Boundaries of Cultic Space: An Investigation of Nature in Greek Cultic Spaces in the Argolid and Messenia (2800–146 BCE) (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Natalie Susmann.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The importance of landscape to ancient Greek cultic activity has been long acknowledged. Beliefs and stories about Greek gods and lesser deities were firmly situated in the visible physical world. Despite our acceptance that this was a widespread practice, few modern archaeological studies consider these visual and topographical relationships on a regional...

Maya Ossuaries: Body Processing and Collective Memory in the Terminal Classic (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Horvey Palacios. Traci Ardren. Julie Wesp. Travis Stanton.

The allocation of space for the deceased is an integral component of understanding the relationship between a community and its mortuary practices.  This paper explores how Maya ossuaries, or deposits with the commingled remains of multiple individuals, form a distinct body processing method that increases in frequency during the Terminal and Postclassic period in the Northern Maya lowlands. Data from salvage excavations of a Terminal Classic disturbed ossuary in the archaeological zone of...

The Rural Cemetery Movement and Collective Memory (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey Smith.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Mortuary Monuments and Archaeology: Current Research" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Rural Cemetery Movement represented a radical departure in the ways people thought about and interacted with burial spaces, expanding beyond burial spaces only into places people visited on a regular basis. As such, they became not just burial grounds alone, but community assets. As a place where people visit for...