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Posthumanism, the Transcorporeal and Biomolecular Archaeology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6431-754X
2013 (English)In: Current Swedish Archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 21, 53-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper will discuss the tensions between the humanities and sciences within archaeology and examine how these tensions exist, both in how identity and personhood are understood, and in different views of epistemology and ontology. From a basis in critical posthumanism it is argued that unnecessary boundaries have been set up between the body and the environment. The concept of the transcorporeal allows for rethinking the connection between bodies and landscape, enabling us to discuss the environment inside. This approach can provide an alternative framing for the use of the sciences in archaeology, particularly for osteology and DNA and isotope analysis. Biomolecular mapping of body networks allows for a better understanding of the configuration of specific historic bodies as well as for discussing ethics. Furthermore, there may be a case for describing analysed bodies as figurations, rather than as identities.

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2013. Vol. 21, 53-71 p.
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Posthumanism, anthropocentrism, osteology, DNA, isotope, human-animal relations, hauntology, environmental humanism
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128922OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-128922DiVA: diva2:917832
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Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2017-04-24Bibliographically approved

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