Perception and experience

Brophy, K. and Watson, A. (2018) Perception and experience. In: López Varela, S. L. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA. ISBN 9780470674611 (doi: 10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0446)

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Perception and experience have become important elements of the study of past landscapes, monuments, and material culture within archaeology since the early 1990s. The main theoretical driver behind this has been the philosophical concept of phenomenology, which gives primacy to engaged, embodied, and sensory encounters with archaeological materials, sites, and landscapes. Such approaches are much contested and various methodological developments have been necessary in terms of how one records experiences of places, and things, and subsequently uses these experiences to generate valid archaeological interpretations.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Keywords:Phenomenology, experience.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brophy, Dr Kenny and Watson, Andrew
Authors: Brophy, K., and Watson, A.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Wiley Blackwell
Published Online:05 December 2018

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