By Amy Gazin-Schwartz, Cornelius Holtorf

ISBN-10: 0415201446

ISBN-13: 9780415201445

Archaeology and Folklore explores the complicated dating among the 2 disciplines to illustrate what they may study from each one other.
This assortment contains theoretical discussions and case reports drawn from Western Europe, the Mediterranean and North. They discover the variations among renowned traditions in terms of old websites and archaeological interpretations in their heritage and that means.

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The villagers living near Çatalhöyük suffer similar FOLKLORE AND WORLD VIEW 27 qualms. Sara Champion and Gabriel Cooney quote several cases of physical disability which befell peasant farmers who damaged ancient monuments—a withered arm or transformation into a dwarf—but go on to note such sanctions are no use against capitalist-minded landlords or young modernising farmers. Other Irish monuments have been wantonly destroyed, while yet others have, like the Sardinian nuraghe, slipped into domestic use.

E. ’ Folklore 85:73–92. M. ) (1961) Folklore Research Around the World: A North American Point of View. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. M. Wildhaber (eds) Volksüberlieferung. Festschrift Kurt Ranke 60. Lebensjahr, pp. 19–35. Göttingen: Schwartz and Co. M. (1968b) The British Folklorists, A History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. M. (1976) Folklore and Fakelore. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Dundes, A. ) (1965) The Study of Folklore.

The folklore of archaeology Archaeology has in many ways been influenced by changes and fashions in popular culture (see Denning, chapter 7; Meskell, chapter 6). But at the same time archaeology has also made an impact on popular culture. The cliché of the archaeologist has become common in many novels and films. Moreover, archaeologists have developed their own folklore. Norbert Elias (1988) described what he called ‘scientific folklore’: an intra-disciplinary ancestor worship, special beliefs about selected ‘great men and women’ belonging to this discipline and to no other, or beliefs about the unique value of one’s own field of work, compared with that of others —a folklore which, though perhaps of little cognitive value, does add to the sense of belongingness, to the pride in their own work of members of a discipline which, within reason, people may need.

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