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Material and Memory at the Site of the Homeplace

Author(s): Annelise Morris

Year: 2014

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This paper explores the material aspects of memorialization through the lived practice of an archaeological excavation centered around the site of the Homeplace. Utilizing bell hooks’ articulation of the Homeplace as a site of support and resistance, the project explores the material culture of three generations of occupation at the Homeplace, from the mid-19th century to the present. Within this, I will discuss the experience of memorialization in this public archaeology project made up of archaeologists and the descendant community, imagining and re-imagining the past through the sensory experience of excavation.


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Material and Memory at the Site of the Homeplace. Annelise Morris. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437066)


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PaperId(s): SYM-52,04

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