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Digging through Darkness: Chronicles of an Archaeologist

Schrire, Carmel

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ISBN 10: 0813915589 / ISBN 13: 9780813915586
Editorial: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA, 1995
Usado Condición: Very Good Plus Encuadernación de tapa dura
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276p. index. number stsamp corner endpaper scotch taped over label on spine. Publisher's press re;ease laid in (Book was a reviewer's copy) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 50367

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Título: Digging through Darkness: Chronicles of an ...

Editorial: University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good Plus

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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In Digging Through Darknes, Carmel Schrire interweaves art and fact to recreate a distant world. Tracking the broad sweep of European expansion into Africa, Australia, and the Pacific, Schrire focuses on the evidence unearthed in archaeological sites, leading the reader through a wealth of strata and artifacts, to see how inferences may be drawn from heaps of broken bones and stones. This interweaving gives voice not only to the literate colonists but also to illiterate native people who endured dispossession in silence.

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In Digging through Darkness, Carmel Schrire interweaves art and fact to recreate a distant world. She combines autobiography, historical archaeology, and fictional reconstructions to explore the roots and consequences of colonial conquest in Africa, Australia, and the Pacific. The book takes its unique shape from Schrire's intimate connection with her subject - she is a native white South African, the Jewish descendant of a colonist who arrived at the Cape of Good Hope over a hundred years ago. Tracking the broad sweep of European expansion into Africa, Australia, and the Pacific, Schrire focuses on the evidence unearthed in archaeological sites, leading the reader through a wealth of strata and artifacts, to see how inferences may be drawn from heaps of broken bones and stones. These findings are then interwoven with historical sources to present an integrated picture of the past. When evidence is insufficient to propel the inference, the author constructs a fictional account, inventing scenes that relate archaeological sites to historical documents. This interweaving gives voice not only to the literate colonists but also to illiterate native people who endured dispossession in silence.

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