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TODAY BY CORNELIUS HOLTORF AND DANIEL LINDSKOG


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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

CORNELIUS IS A PROFESSOR OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT LINNAEUS UNIVERSITY IN SWEDEN. HE LIVES IN KALMAR. HE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME WORKING ON HIS COMPUTER WRITING EMAILS AND PAPERS.

DANIEL IS A PROFESSIONAL ILLUSTRATOR WITH A DEGREE IN ARCHAEOLOGY. HE LIVES IN MALMÖ WHICH IS ALSO IN SWEDEN. HE SPENDS MUCH OF HIS TIME HUNCHED OVER THE DRAWING BOARD.

IN THIS LITTLE BOOK WE SHOW YOU HOW ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE WORKING TODAY USING NEW APPROACHES.

We would like to thank Melanie Holtorf, Mats Burström, Håkan Karlsson, Tomás Diez Acosta, Marie Bennedahl, Ebbe Westergren, Clara Alfsdotter, Fredrik Gunnarsson, and Anders Högberg for their contributions and Riksbanken Jubileumsfond for funding. © Daniel Lindskog and Cornelius Holtorf, 2020. 2021. www.archaeopress.com


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ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGISTS LIVE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY LIKE YOU DO. THEY ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT TOPICS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR SOCIETY TODAY.

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What can we learn from archaeologists about our own time?


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AT GORGE WILDLIFE AT GORGE WILDLIFE PARKPARK IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, CORNELIUS’ DAUGHTER CORNELIUS’ DAUGHTER MELANIE GOTHOLD TO HOLD A MELANIE GOT TO A KOALA IN 2017. KOALA IN 2017.

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HOUSE IN TIERPARK THE THE LIONLION HOUSE IN TIERPARK , GERMANY, IS FROM BERLIN , GERMANY, IS FROM 1963.1963. BERLIN IT LETS PREDATORS PERFORM IT LETS PREDATORS PERFORM ON ON A STAGE FOR HUMAN AUDIENCES. A STAGE FOR HUMAN AUDIENCES.


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ARCHAEOLOGISTS MATSBURSTRÖM, BURSTRÖM ARCHAEOLOGISTS MATS AND HÅKAN KARLSSON, HISTORIAN HÅKAN KARLSSON ANDAND HISTORIAN TOMÁS DIEZ DIEZ ACOSTA ACOSTA HAVE HAVEBEEN BEEN STUDYING STUDYING WHAT WHAT REMAINS REMAINS TODAY TODAY OF THE SOVIET MISSILE BASESBASES WHICH OF THE SOVIET MISSILE WERE IN CUBA DURING WHICHCONSTRUCTED WERE CONSTRUCTED ON CUBA THE 1962THE MISSILE CRISIS. CRISIS. DURING 1962 MISSILE

IN SANTA CRUZ DE LOS PINOS THEY DISCOVERED HOW LARGE SECTIONS OF CONCRETE HAVE BEEN REUSED AS CATTLE PENS. FROM THEIR FIELDWORK WE CAN LEARN HOW THE “CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS”, WHICH NEARLY LED TO THE OUTBREAK OF A NUCLEAR WAR, CHANGED LIFE IN THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES.

Is there anything we can do when historical buildings have been destroyed in wars?


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HISTORICAL BUILDINGS HISTORICAL BUILDING

THE DESTRUCTION OF MONUMENTS IS PART OF HISTORY TOO.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS RESTORED THE ARCH IN PALMYRA, SYRIA, IN THE 1930s. AFTER IT WAS DESTROYED IN 2015, THEY WILL EVENTUALLY RESTORE IT AGAIN.


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GSARE AREOFTEN OFTENREBUILT REBUILT

IN HANGZHOU, CHINA, INHABITANTS AND VISITORS ENJOY EXPERIENCING EIFFEL TOWER, TOWER INSPIRED THE EIFFEL INSPIRED BY THE TOWER TOWER IN PARIS, FRANCE.

MORE IMPORTANT THAN DATING SITES IS WHETHER THEY GENERATE “PASTNESS”. PASTNESS REQUIRES THE PRESENCE OF SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

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VISIBLE SIGNS OF DECAY MATCHING EXPECTATIONS PLAUSIBLE HISTORY

What does it mean to reconstruct the past?


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WEWECAN CANTRAVEL TRAVEL

“What about us?”

USING THEIR OWN BODIES, PEOPLE RECREATE THE PAST TO UNDERSTAND AND EXPERIENCE WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE, E.G. DURING THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG IN PENNSYLVANIA, USA. HISTORIAN MARIE BENNEDAHL PROMOTES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES BY INVESTIGATING GENDER ROLES IN HISTORICAL REENACTMENT.


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L BACK IN TIME

KALMAR COUNTY MUSEUM HAS BEEN USING TIME-TRAVELS TO FOSTER POLITICAL DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA.Â

Does archaeology have other benefits in the present?

UGANDA BECAME INDEPENDENT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 1962. SIXTY POLITICAL RALLY FROM 19541954 NEARNEAR THE YEARS LATER, LATER, UGANDANS UGANDANSRESTAGED RESTAGEDA A POLITICAL RALLY FROM FAMOUS FREEDOM TREETREE IN ENTEBBE. BY RESEARCHING AND RELIVING THIS THE FAMOUS FREEDOM IN ENTEBBE. BY RESEARCHING AND RELIVING MOMENT, THE COMMUNITY COULD DISCUSS MEANING OF FREEDOM THIS MOMENT, THE COMMUNITY COULDTHE DISCUSS THE MEANING AND OF INDEPENDENCE, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND JOINT ASPIRATIONS FOR FREEDOM AND INDIVIDUAL INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOINT SOCIETY, BOTHFOR THEN AND TODAY. ASPIRATIONS SOCIETY, BOTH THEN AND TODAY.


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OSTEOARCHAEOLOGIST CLARA ALFSDOTTER STUDIES DEAD BODIES TO HELP SOLVE MURDER CASES AND MISSING PERSON INVESTIGATIONS.  

ARCHAEOLOGIST FREDRIK GUNNARSSON INVESTIGATES HOW DIGITAL DATA DERIVED FROM EXCAVATIONS CAN STIMULATE AUDIENCES TO ATTEND TO SOCIAL CONFLICTS AND FEEL EMPATHY WITH HUMAN BEINGS IN THE PAST.

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IN SOCIETY! EOLOGY IN SOCIETY!Â

ARCHAEOLOGY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SEVERAL GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND HELP CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR ALL.

CAN ARCHAEOLOGY HELP US PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE?


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WHAT WHATISISFUTURE FUTURE

ANTICIPATING AND PLANNING WHAT AND PEOPLE ANTICIPATING PLAN THE FUTURE WILL

SPACE MESSAGE, VOYAGER

LONG-TERM STORAGE INVOLVES COMMUNICATING WITH FUTURE GENERATIONS. WHAT DO WE LEAVE BEHIND FOR THEM? WHY?

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ARCHAEOLOGY? E ARCHAEOLOGY?

“Nothin g is mor e difficu pre dict lt to than th e past a ages fa n d nothing ster tha n the fu ture.”

IN THE FUTURE WILL NNING WHAT PEOPLE INBE ABLE TO FIND. BE ABLE TO FIND.

EVERYBODY CAN CREATE CERAMIC TILES FOR THE MEMORY OF MANKIND IN HALLSTATT, AUSTRIA.

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ASSUMPTIONS, NARRATIVES OF THE PAST ASSUMPTIONS, NARRATIVES OF THE FUTURE

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PLANNED REPOSITORYOF OF PLANNED REPOSITORY NUCLEAR WASTE IN FORSMARK, LEAR WASTE AT FORSMARK, SWEDEN. IT MUST LASTFOR FOR WEDEN. IT MUST LAST 100,000 YEARS. 100,000 YEARS.

NOW PROBABLE PASTS

PROBABLE FUTURES 1. POSSIBLE PAST 2. PLAUSIBLE PAST 3. PREFERRED PAST

4. POSSIBLE FUTURE 5. PLAUSIBLE FUTURE 6. PREFERRED FUTURE

BUT MY LOCAL MUSEUM DOES NOT DISPLAY ANYTHING ABOUT SUCH THINGS...


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CONTEMPORARY CONTEMPORARYARCHAEOLOGY ARCHAEOLOGY


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CANBEBEFOUND FOUNDININMANY MANYPLACES PLACES CAN

INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT: Indiana Jones Adventure ride, Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, Japan Egyptian Temple, Antwerp Zoo, Belgium City of the Pharaoh , movie set, Guadalupe Dunes-Centre, California, USA City of the Pharaoh, 19231923 movie set, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes-Centre, California, USA Nuclear power plant remains, Chernobyl, Ukraine Guédelon, Medieval medieval castle, Guédelon, castle, Burgundy, Burgundy, France France GREAT BOOKS TO READ: Bianca Bosker (2013) Original Copies Gregory Benford (1999) Deep Time Caitlin DeSilvey (2018) Curating Decay Richard Gould (2007) Disaster Archaeology David Macaulay (1979) Motel of the Mysteries Marc-Antoine Mathieu (2007) The Museum Vaults Jenny Thompson (2004) War Games MEMORABLE FILMS TO WATCH: Woody Allen (dir.), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Paul Banks (dir.), Arcifacts: Unearthing Homeless Heritage in York (2014) Franklin Schaffner (dir.), The Planet of the Apes (1968) INSIGHTFUL WEBPAGES TO EXPLORE: Archaeogaming: https://archaeogaming.com Art/Archaeology: https://www.artarchaeologies.com Bridging Ages: http://www.bridgingages.com Memory of Mankind: https://www.memory-of-mankind.com Space Age Archaeology: http://zoharesque.blogspot.com UNESCO, Culture for the 2030 Agenda: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000264687 PLACES TO MEET: Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) Conference: http://chat-arch.org


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