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Bibil Identifier bibil:222581
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Alternative Archaeology: Many Pasts in Our Present
Author Andersson, Pia
Journal Numen. International Review for the History of Religions (Volume: 59, Issue: 2-3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 125-137 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article introduces the field of alternative archaeology. After a short presentation of how the field has been received by professional archaeologists, different ways of defining it are discussed, and potential demarcations are examined. A survey of the most frequently discussed topics follows, together with a discussion of the methodologies employed and the theoretical presuppositions accepted by writers in the alternative archaeology genre, and how these differ from the methods and theories of conventional academic archaeology. A brief section on the relevance of alternative archaeology to the study of religion concludes the article.
DOI 10.1163/156852712X630743
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Archaeology : Themes
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Comprehensive Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology (Christianity) : Comprehensive Studies
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