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EAA Conference - Call for Papers

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Constanze Witt <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 27 May 2007 18:31:55 -0500

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Apologies for cross-posting

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CALL FOR PAPERS

EAA 13th Annual Meeting, 18th-23rd September 2007 Zadar, Croatia

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Session:  Finding Nothing: Archaeological "Hiatus"

In archaeological excavation reports, and their interpretations, we 
often read of a discontinuity or "hiatus" in the human occupation of a site.
The site in question is usually a settlement or city, but may also be a 
cemetery, cave, etc... This session invites papers that explore the 
following questions:

a) the various types of "hiatus" one might find at a site: complete 
devastation and "salting of the earth," relocation of population on a 
temporary or permanent basis, relocation to another area of the site, etc.;

b) the various types of archaeological determinations that must be made 
to arrive at a diagnosis of "Silencio Arqueologico" or true cultural 
hiatus; how archaeologists deal with the issue of arguing ex silencio;

c) how such an hiatus is to be dated and with what degree of  certainty;

d) climate, geography, biology, demography, technology, politics, 
economy, war, and other factors that might account for certain instances 
of archaeological "hiatus";

e) theoretical issues that arise in the contemplation of the
concept of "hiatus"; distinguishing "archaeological hiatus"
from "cultural hiatus"; the modern insinuation of the anticipatory 
connotations of the term; and the various forms in which "hiatus" can 
best be represented and communicated.

For the purposes of this session, normal abandonment of a site in the 
course of transhumance or nomadism will not be considered "hiatus."

Please address abstracts of no longer than 500 words to: Philippe Della 
Casa < [log in to unmask]> by *June 15, 2007*

**********

Session Organisers : Philippe Della Casa (Uni Zürich),
[log in to unmask], Laurent Olivier (MAN,
Saint-Germain-en-Laye),
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Constanze Witt (Univ. Texas/Austin), [log in to unmask]

Thematic Block : Archaeology and Material Culture

**********

For further information please visit the conference website : 
http://www.unizd.hr/Default.aspx?alias=www.unizd.hr/eaa2007

Questions? please contact Philippe Della Casa or contact Constanze Witt 
at [log in to unmask]

You see that we are not only looking for the Mesolithic & "hiatus 
theory" but welcome those nonetheless ;-)

Thank you!

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