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House and Household: The Archaeology of Domestic Life at Burning Man

Author(s): Carolyn White

Year: 2013

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House and household have been the primary focus of the archaeological study of Burning Man. Domestic space in Black Rock City, the location of the Burning Man festival in northwestern Nevada, takes many different forms. In this paper, the configurations of house, household, and the components of domestic space are investigated. Even in an experimental municipality, where the fantastic and inventive are elemental, the household is the basic building block of the city. As such it is not only a useful category of analysis, but also reveals activities and social relationships within the temporary city.

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House and Household: The Archaeology of Domestic Life at Burning Man. Carolyn White. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428639)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 287

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