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ArchaeologyThe Discipline of Things$
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Bjørnar Olsen, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520274167

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520274167.001.0001

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Things in Translation

Things in Translation

Documents and Imagery

Chapter:
(p.79) Chapter 5 Things in Translation
Source:
Archaeology
Author(s):

Bjørnar Olsen

Michael Shanks

Timothy Webmoor

Christopher Witmore

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274167.003.0005

Chapter five attends to the question of documentation and specifically to the ways that visual media work to manifest things with fidelity. Moving through several case studies, from the chorographic anxieties of Sir Walter Scott to the mapping of Teotihuacan, it builds an understanding of media, not as mimetic copies, but as active modes of engagement with which archaeologists coproduce the past.

Keywords:   representation, fidelity, translation, antiquarianism, archaeological survey, maps

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