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Stoking the Flames: Towards An Archaeolo 2014 : Stoking the Flames: Towards An Archaeology of Fire

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Link: https://www.academia.edu/8258854/Call_for_Papers_TAG2014_Session_Title_Stoking_the_Flames_Towards_an_Archaeology_of_Fire
 
When Dec 15, 2014 - Dec 17, 2014
Where Manchester, UK
Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2014
Categories    archaeology   fire   materials   theory
 

Call For Papers

Call for papers for a confirmed session at the Theoretical Archaeology Group conference 2014 to be held in Manchester, UK: 15 – 17th December (http://www.tag-manchester.org). Papers will be 20 mins. Abstracts of c. 250 words, or any enquiries, can be emailed to emcinnes@hotmail.com

Title: Stoking the Flames: Towards an Archaeology of Fire

Organisers: Ellen McInnes, Lauren Doughton, and Rhiannon Pettit (University of Manchester) Fire can be perceived by archaeologists as both phenomenon and artefact, subject to experimental recreation, scientific analysis and philosophical discussion (Gheorghiu 2002). This session seeks to explore fire as a material force by thinking about the range of practices in which people, materials and fire interacted. Fire is relational and understood in specific contexts and worldviews. To explore these understandings, Sørensen and Bille (2008) suggest that archaeologists should think about what fire does, rather than what it is: they argue that a study of the transformations fire brings about, rather than discussions of its nature, can tell us more of how fire was understood. Within their approach, fire can be studied from the perspective of space, the human body, material culture, the creation of place and the environment. However, there is also a place for a consideration of fire itself in these interactions in terms of different types of fire, how they manifest and how they behave. Papers are invited that consider how the material experiences of interactions between people, smoke, flames, embers and the substances produced can be explored through archaeology. Confirmed papers examine everyday encounters with fire, prehistoric burnt mounds and Bronze Age uses of fire. We encourage papers that use these interpretive narratives to explore the ways in which fire was understood, and used, by people and communities.

References Gheorghiu, D. (2002). Towards Pyro-archaeology. In D. Gheorghiu (ed.) Fire in Archaeology. British Archaeological Reports International Series 1089, pp. 1
– 5. Oxford: Archaeopress.
Sørensen, T. F. and Bille, M. (2008). Flames of transformation: the role of fire in cremation practices, World Archaeology, Vol. 40(2), pp. 253-2674

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