Dalrymple Lectures 2019: Lecture 2
OPERATION: BRONZE AGE METAPHYSICS
Professor Adam T. Smith, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies
Fundamental to the operation of the civilization machine is the definition of being and not being, a metaphysical understanding deeply shaped by the world of things. Surveying the archaeology of Early, Middle, and Late Bronze Age funerary remains in the South Caucasus, this lecture examines the integration of human bodies into the civilization machine as communities work to partition the nature of existence, map the spatial distribution of being, and define a temporal process of becoming.
in the Sir Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
First published: 29 October 2019