6. Archaeology without borders (TH6)

tema 6

Archaeology is a discipline without chronological, methodological, political or territorial borders. Yet current territorial divisions and traditional and local ideologies often bind and constrain the discipline in its study of the wider social processes of the past, thereby limiting the development of important, if broad, narratives. There are practical issues also. Lack of sufficiently detailed archaeological datasets, or the inadequate synthesis and integration of the data sets generated by multiple sources hampers interpretation. It presents additional challenges for researchers that seek to build broad regional or, indeed, global narratives. This theme invites contributions that deal with a wide range of phenomena on a regional or global scale, such as technological diffusion, cultural interaction, distribution and spread of plant and animal species, cultural identity, human and cultural mobility and social complexity. In particular, contributions that identify and examine wider social processes through the prism of local datasets are welcomed.

SESSIONS FOR THIS THEME

TH6-01
Ties that bind. Relationships between the movement of raw materials and the movement of artisanal knowledge across Europe 2000-1500 BC


TH6-03
Blurred borders? Making pottery and cultural interaction in Neolithic and Eneolithic Europe


MERCTH6-04
Entangled migration. The materiality of diaspora communities in the medieval and early modern world


TH6-05
Transcending Borders in Later Prehistoric Europe


TH6-06
“Dusty” Archives and Archaeology: Old Information – New perspectives!


MERCTH6-07
Forum Medieval Archaeology in Europe and Lithuania


TH6-08
Resource; Conduit; Agent: Water and the development of the human geography of Central Asia


TH6-09
Social and gender complexity through the archaeological remains in home housing


MERCTH6-10
Fueling crafts and industries in medieval and post-medieval Europe


TH6-11
Settling waterscapes in Europe: the archaeology of Neolithic and Bronze Age pile-dwellings


TH6-12
Landscapes beyond the Borders of Space and Time. Change and Continuity in Economy, Road Systems, Settlements and Perceptions


TH6-13
The archaeology of medicine, hospitals and healing in northern Europe


MERCTH6-14
In Heaven as it is on Earth:  Archaeological Traces of Minorities and Radical Religious Ideas within Social Identities in the Middle Ages


TH6-15
Archaeology for “convivencia”, Archaeology after Saint Denis


TH6-16
Experimental archaeology: techniques and technologies


TH6-17
Committee On Professional Associations