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Bruno's blueprint

Author(s): Cassie Newland

Year: 2013

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ANT-archaeology (another hyphen I know!) is all about how we build our worlds. In a relational world where does fieldwork start? Where does it stop? And what part do we play as authors? This paper takes Bruno Latour's Reassembling the social as a blueprint for fieldwork (except the last chapter, which was a bit of a cop-out) and translates it into materially grounded archaeological methodology. The result is a whistle stop tour of the 1879 Cape Telegraph Cable taking in Chilean mining, Swedish tar monopolies, Kew's international network of biological gardens, Bangladeshi jute factories, turpentining camps of the deep south, chintz, Catherine Zeta Jones and the Zulu wars.

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Bruno's blueprint. Cassie Newland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428217)


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min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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PaperId(s): 485

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America