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Strange Utensils

Author(s): Grant McCaig

Year: 2013

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The geologist Charles Lyell conceptualised, ‘The key to the past is in the present.’

Everyday we are surrounded by a geography of objects that are familiar and yet strange. Familiar in that they are part of our everyday vocabulary and strange in that their origins have become detached from their present forms.

We use form as a way of establishing a reality, of marking where we are and our progress.

 Using these commonly held perceptions I would like to make a series of objects based around a recognizable theme, "utensils". 

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Strange Utensils. Grant McCaig. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428601)


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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): 670

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