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The Resource The archaeology of darkness, edited by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey

The archaeology of darkness, edited by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey

Label
The archaeology of darkness
Title
The archaeology of darkness
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through time people have lived with darkness. Archaeology shows us that over the whole human journey people have sought out dark places, for burials, for votive deposition and sometimes for retreat or religious ritual away from the wider community. Thirteen papers explore the Palaeolithic use of deep caves in Europe and the orientation of mortuary monuments in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. They examine how the senses are affected in caves and monuments that were used for ritual activities, from Bronze Age miners in Wales working in dangerous subterranean settings, to initiands in Italian caves, to a modern caver's experience of spending time in the one of the world's deepest caves in Russia. We see how darkness was and is viewed at northern latitudes where parts of the year are spent in eternal night, and in Easter Island where darkness provided communal refuge from the pervasive sun. We know that spending extended periods in darkness and silence can affect one physically, emotionally and spiritually. How did interactions between people and darkness affect individuals in the past and how were regarded by their communities? And how did this interaction transform places in the landscape? As the ever-increasing electrification of the planet steadily minimises the amount of darkness in our lives, curiously, darkness is coming more into focus. This first collection of papers on the subject begins a conversation about the role of darkness in human experience through time"--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
304.209
Index
no index present
LC call number
CC72.4
LC item number
.A7346 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dowd, Marion
  • Hensey, Robert
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  • Social archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Light and darkness
  • Night
  • Caves
  • Passage Graves culture
  • Human ecology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Human ecology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Night
  • Passage Graves culture
  • Social archaeology
Label
The archaeology of darkness, edited by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers from "Into the earth : the archaeology of darkness," a conference held at the Institute of Technology Sligo, in the north-west of Ireland, October 27, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Past dark : a short introduction to the human relationship with darkness over time / Robert Hensey -- Darkness visible : shadows, art, and the ritual experience of caves in Upper Palaeolithic Europe / Paul B. Pettitt -- Between symbol and senses : the role of darkness in ritual in prehistoric Italy / Ruth D. Whitehouse -- Experiencing darkness and light in caves : later prehistoric examples from Seulo in central Sardinia / Robin Skeates -- The dark side of the sky : the orientations of earlier prehistoric monuments in Ireland and Britain / Richard Bradley -- In search of darkness : cave use in Late Bronze Age Ireland / Marion Dowd -- Digging into the darkness : the experience of copper mining in the Great Orme, North Wales / Sian James -- Between realms : entering the darkness of the Hare Paenga in ancient Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / Sue Hamilton and Colin Richards -- Dark places and supernatural light in early Ireland / John Carey -- Enfolded by the long winter's night / Charlotte Damm -- "The outer darkness of madness" : the Edwardian Winter Garden at Purdysburn Public Asylum for the insane / Gillian Allmond -- Descent into darkness / Tim O'Connell -- Coming in and out of the dark / Gabriel Cooney
Control code
939245137
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785701948
Lccn
2016006939
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • 980144
  • 22573/ctvgz7c5x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939245137
Label
The archaeology of darkness, edited by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers from "Into the earth : the archaeology of darkness," a conference held at the Institute of Technology Sligo, in the north-west of Ireland, October 27, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Past dark : a short introduction to the human relationship with darkness over time / Robert Hensey -- Darkness visible : shadows, art, and the ritual experience of caves in Upper Palaeolithic Europe / Paul B. Pettitt -- Between symbol and senses : the role of darkness in ritual in prehistoric Italy / Ruth D. Whitehouse -- Experiencing darkness and light in caves : later prehistoric examples from Seulo in central Sardinia / Robin Skeates -- The dark side of the sky : the orientations of earlier prehistoric monuments in Ireland and Britain / Richard Bradley -- In search of darkness : cave use in Late Bronze Age Ireland / Marion Dowd -- Digging into the darkness : the experience of copper mining in the Great Orme, North Wales / Sian James -- Between realms : entering the darkness of the Hare Paenga in ancient Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / Sue Hamilton and Colin Richards -- Dark places and supernatural light in early Ireland / John Carey -- Enfolded by the long winter's night / Charlotte Damm -- "The outer darkness of madness" : the Edwardian Winter Garden at Purdysburn Public Asylum for the insane / Gillian Allmond -- Descent into darkness / Tim O'Connell -- Coming in and out of the dark / Gabriel Cooney
Control code
939245137
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785701948
Lccn
2016006939
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 980144
  • 22573/ctvgz7c5x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939245137

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