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Restoring ruins: Archaeological creationism
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2014 (English)In: Med hjärta och hjärna: En vänbok till professor Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh / [ed] Henrik Alexandersson, Alexander Andreeff & Annika Bünz, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2014, 145-161 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Creationism can be defined as “the belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution” (Oxford Dictionaries 2013). In light of the creation-evolution debate in the 19th century, in the early history of archaeology, explorers like A. H. Layard and G. Smith exemplify the efforts to unravel various evidences for the truth of the Bible, such as aspects of the Genesis account. Although this may not be the primary driving force for the present-day discipline of archaeology, ‘creational obstacles’ seem adhesive to its shifting urges of uncovering the past. Following the work of fictive archaeologists through time, this paper traces relations between excavation and creation, meandering through crumbling monuments of a rather converted, archaeological story of creation.

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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2014. 145-161 p.
, GOTARC Series A, Gothenburg Archaeological Studies, ISSN 1403-8293 ; 5
Keyword [en]
Vijayanagara, history of archaeology, ontology, infinite games, memory
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History and Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265552ISBN: 978-91-85245-57-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265552DiVA: diva2:866171
Available from: 2015-11-01 Created: 2015-11-01 Last updated: 2015-11-02Bibliographically approved

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