Aktuelle Literatur 1/2009

(zusammengestellt von Kerstin P. Hofmann und
Sabine Reinhold, Berlin)

Forschungs-/Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Selbstverständnis und Politik

Eberhardt Buttler, Werner Buttler (1907-1940). Ein Sohn entdeckt seinen Vater. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49, 2008, 203-225.

Per Cornell, Ulf Borelius, Dan Kresa & Thomas Backlund, Kossinna, the Nordische Gedanke and Swedish Archaeology 1900-1950. Discourse and politics in German and Swedish archaeology 1900-1950. Current Swedish Archaeology 15-16, 2007-2008, 37-59.

Nathalie de Haan, Martijn Eickhoff, Marjan Schwegman, Archaeology and National Identity in Italy and Europe 1800-1950. Fragmenta 2, 2008.
Der Band 2 des Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome enthält 13 verschriftlichte Vorträge, die während eines Kongresses zum Thema ‚Archaeology and National Identity in Italy and Europe 1800-1950‘, 2007 im Niederländischen Institut in Rom gehalten worden sind.

Bernhard Hänsel, 100 Jahre „Praehistorische Zeitschrift“ 1909–2009. Prähistorische Zeitschrift. 84, 2009, 1–13.

Cornelius Holtorf u. Angela Piccini (Hrsg.), Contemporary Archaeologies. Excavating Now (Frankfurt a. M. [u. a.] 2009).
Produktinfo: Contents: Angela Piccini/Cornelius Holtorf: Fragments from a Conversation about Contemporary Archaeologies – Julian Thomas: Sigmund Freud’s Archaeological Metaphor and Archaeology’s Self-understanding – Cornelius Holtorf: Imagine This: Archaeology in the Experience Economy – Sarah May: Then Tyger Fierce Took Life Away: The Contemporary Material Culture Of Tigers – Mike Pearson: ‚Professor Gregory’s Villa‘ and Piles of Pony Poop: Early Expeditionary Remains in Antarctica – Colleen M. Beck/John Schofield/Harold Drollinger: Archaeologists, Activists, and a Contemporary Peace Camp – Louise K. Wilson: Notes on a Record of Fear: On the Threshold of the Audible – Mats Burström: Garbage or Heritage: The Existential Dimension of a Car Cemetery – Jonna Ulin: Into the Space of the Past: A Family Archaeology – Alice Gorman: Beyond The Space Race: The Material Culture Of Space In A New Global Context – Angela Piccini: Guttersnipe: A Micro Road Movie – Paul Graves-Brown: The Privatisation of Experience and the Archaeology of the Future.

Allan A. Lund, Zur Germanenideologie Heinrich Himmlers. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49, 2008, 193-201.

Gabriel Moshenska, Ethics and Ethical Critique in the Archaeology of Modern Conflict. Norwegian Archaeological Review 41/2, 2008, 159 – 175
Abstract: Archaeological work on the remains of 20th century conflict presents a unique and challenging set of ethical problems that have yet to be explicitly addressed. These are prompted by working with witnesses and survivors, the often violent contestation of war memory narratives, questions of media and public representation, and our own political agendas. In light of these issues I argue here for a lively and dynamic ethical debate within the discipline of modern conflict archaeology. We need to move beyond the well-meaning platitudes of a redemptive ethics towards a more critical, transgressive model. I outline some of the key areas and issues for such a wide-ranging ethical discourse, summarized as a set of questions or discussion points. Finally I consider the possibility of a critical ethics for modern conflict archaeology, drawing on Judith Butler’s model of critique as ethical praxis. Throughout this discussion I argue that the controversy inherent in modern conflict archaeology is its greatest strength, because it forces us to take a position of critical self-awareness both as individual practitioners and as a discipline.

Liv Nilsson Stutz, Archaeology, identity and the right to culture. Anthropological perspectives on repatriation. Current Swedish Archaeology 15-16, 2007/2008, 157-172.

Sabine Rieckhoff, Susanne Grunwald, Karin Reichenbach (Hrsg.), Burgwallforschung im akademischen und öffentlichen Diskurs des 20. Jahrhunderts. Leipziger Forschungen zur Ur- und Frühgeschichtlichen Archäologie 5 (Leipzig 2009).

Dana Schlegelmilch, Making History. Bericht zur Podiumsdiskussion „Lebendige Wissenschaft oder verdeckte Propaganda? Germanendarstellung zwischen experimenteller Geschichtsforschung und völkischem Gedankengut“. Archäologische Informationen 30/2, 2007, 67-71.

Daniela Schöler, Kultur und Geschichte bei Marshall Sahlins und Jan Assmann. Mitteilungen der Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte 29, 2008, 93-98.

Charlotte Trümpler (Hrsg.), Das Grosse Spiel: Archäologie und Politik zur Zeit des Kolonialismus (1860-1940. Begleitbuch zur Ausstellung „Das Grosse Spiel – Archäologie und Politik“, Ruhr-Museum, Weltkulturerbe Zollverein, Essen 11. Februar – 13 Juni 2010 (Köln 2008).

Leo Verhart, Jan Henrik Holwerda and the adaption of the three-age system in the Netherlands. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 40, 2008, 1-14.

Ethnizität / Ethnische Deutung

Ton Derks u. Nico Roymans (Hrsg.), Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity. The Role of Power and Tradition [Kongress Nijmegen 2004]. Amsterdam Archaeological Studies 13 (Amsterdam 2009).
Produktinfo: Examination of the relationships between ethnicity and political power in the ancient world. Drawing on the historical, iconographic as well as archaeological material from ancient Greece to early medieval Western Europe, the contributors to this volume regard ethnic identity as closely related to a society’s core group, while highly vulnerable to changing political vicissitudes.

Projekttutorium WS 2007/08 – SS 2008, Zur Aktualität der ethnischen Deutung in der Archäologie. Präsentation der Ergebnisse. Online im Internet: http://winckelmann-institut.hu-berlin.de/projekte/projettutorium_ethnologie/download.

Manuel Alberto Fernández Götz, La construcción arqueológica de la etnicidad (Noia 2008).

Gender und Identität

Greta Civis, Gender, Alter, Herkunft? Drei Modelle zur Interpretation der sozialen Struktur des Gräberfeldes Vikletice. Ethnogr.-Arch.-Zeitschr. 49, 2008, 99-112.

Katheryn M. Linduff u. Karen S. Rubinson (Hrsg.), Are all warriors male? : gender roles on the ancient Eurasian Steppe (Lanham [u. a.] 2008).

Maria Mina, Anthropomorphic figurines from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Aegean : gender dynamics and implications for the understanding of early Aegean prehistory (Oxford 2008).

Sandra Montón-Subías, Engendering social dynamics : the archaeology of maintenance activities (Oxford 2008).

Ulrike Rambuscheck (Hrsg.), Zwischen Diskursanalyse und Isotopenforschung. Methoden der archäologischen Geschlechterforschung [Kongress Schleswig 2007]. Frauen – Forschung – Archäologie 8 (Münster [u.a.] 2009).
Produktinfo: Der Band ist aus den Vorträgen der 3. Sitzung der AG Geschlechterforschung, die auf der Tagung des Nordwestdeutschen Verbandes für Altertumsforschung e.V. 2007 in Schleswig stattfand, hervorgegangen. Mit Beiträgen von Kurt W. Alt, Liv Helga Dommasnes, Birgit Grosskopf, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Raimund Karl, Julia Katharina Koch, Brigitte Röder.

Kelly Olson, Dress and the Roman woman. Self-presentation and society, Milton Park, Abingdon/Oxon (New York 2008).


Michale Blume, Evolutionsgeschichte der Religion – Glauben stärkt Kooperation und Reproduktion. Mitteilungen der Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte 29, 2008, 21– 38.

Hermann Müller-Karpe, Religionsarchäologie. Archäologische Beiträge zur Religionsgeschichte (Frankfurt a. M. 2009).

David S. Whitley u. Kelley Hays-Gilpin (Hrsg.), Belief in the Past: Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion (Walnut Creek 2008).


Bruno David u. Julian Thomas (Hrsg.), Handbook of Landscape Archaeology (Walnut Creek 2009).
Produktinfo: Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.

Jörg Döring u. Tristan Thielmann (Hrsg.), Spatial Turn. Das Raumparadigma in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften (Bielefeld 2008).

Stefan Günzel (Hg.), Topologie: zur Raumbeschreibung in den Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften (Bielefeld 2007).

Svend Hansen, Bronzezeitliche Horte als Indikatoren für „andere Orte“. Das Altertum 53, 4, 2008, 291-314.

Ingunn Holm, Kathrine Steene u. Eva Svensson (Hrsg.), Liminal landscapes. Beyond the concepts of „marginality“ and „periphery“. Oslo Archaeological Series 11 (Oslo 2009).

Publikation der Vorträge der Session „Liminal landscapes“ der Tagung der European Archaeological Association 2005 in Cork, Irland.

Lars Holten, Doorways to another reality. Megalithic monuments as mediators between here and hereafter. In: Almut Schülke (Red.), Plads og rum i tragtbægerkulturen. Bidrag fra Arbejdsmødet på Nationalmuseet, 22. september 2005 (København 2009) 172-177.

Dirk Krausse, Oliver Nakoinz, Josephine Friederich (Hrsg.), Kulturraum und Territorialität: Archäologische Theorien, Methoden, Fallbeispiele [Kongress Esslingen 2007] Internationale Archäologie. Arbeitsgemeinschaft, Symposium, Tagung, Kongress 10 (Rahden/Westf. 2009).

Franziska Lang, Archäologie. In: Stephan Günzel (Hrsg.), Raumwissenschaften (Frankfurt a.M. 2009) 30-45.

Michael Rathmann (Hrsg.), Wahrnehmung und Erfassung geographsicher Räume in der Antike (Mainz 2007).

Rudolf Schlögl, Der Raum als „Universalmedium“ in der frühneuzeitlichen Stadt. Vortrag, Dresden 09.11.2004. http:/www.uni-konstanz.de/FuF/Philo/Geschichte/Schloegl/Schloegl/RaumalsUniversalmedium03.pdf.

Marie Th. Starzmann, Archäologie des Raumes. Soziale Praxis und kulturelle Bedeutung am Beispiel der Wohnarchitektur von Fara (Wien 2007).

Christopher Tilley with the assistance of Wayne Bennett, Explorations in landscape phenomenology 2: Body and image (Walnut Creek 2008).

Migration und Mobilität

Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, Roger Blench, Malcolm D. Ross, Ilia Peiros, Marie Lin (Hrsg.), Past Human Migrations in East Asia. Matching Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics (London 2008).
Produktinfo: Drawing upon the latest evidence in genetics, linguistics and archaeology, this book examines the history of the peopling of East Asia, and investigates the ways in which we can detect migration, and its different markers in these fields of inquiry.

Archaeological Review from Cambridge 32.2, 2008
Themenheft zu Movement, Mobility and Migration
Inhalt: Emma Lightfoot, Introduction / Susanne Hakenbeck, Migration in Archaeology: Are We Nearly There Yet? / Ben Roberts, Migration, Craft Expertise and Metallurgy: Analysing the ‚Spread’ of Metal in Western Europe / Gethin Rees, Greek Moulds and South Asian Figurines. Hellenistic Migration and the Production of Figurines at Taxila, Pakistan / Christopher Morley, Chariots and Migrants in East Yorkshire: Dismantling the Argument / David Klingle, Understanding Age, Stature and Nutrition in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire During the Roman and Early Anglo-Saxon Periods (AD 43–700)/ K. M. Manning, Mobility Strategies and their Social and Economic Implications for Late Stone Age Sahelian Pastoral Groups: A View from the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Eastern Mali / Michael G. Campana , The Use of Ancient Microsatellites to Detect Past Migrations / Alexander J. E. Pryor, Following the Fat: Food and Mobility in the European Upper Palaeolithic 45,000 to 18,000 years ago / Helena Hamerow, Commentary


Dusan Boric, Archaeology and memory (Oxford 2009).

Hans-Joachim Gehrke, Vergangenheitsrepräsentation bei den Griechen. Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutik 7, 2008, 1-22.

Mercourios Georgiadis u. Chrysanthi Gallou (Hrsg.), The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture [Kongress Krakow 2006]. BAR Internat. Ser. S1925 (Oxford 2009).
Produktinfo: The purpose of this volume is to present several studies related to the issues of memory, tradition and identity, and highlight different dimensions. The aim is to offer fresh views with up-to-date approaches on specific examples which follow different theoretical and thematic paths. The papers in this volume are chronologically diverse, covering prehistory, the classical period, the middle ages and as well as modern times, and are presented in this order. Spatially, they are concentrated in the Aegean and Scandinavia, offering different geographical contexts. Contents: Introduction (Mercourios Georgiadis and Chrysanthi Gallou); 1) Memory and Cultural Values in the Middle Helladic Period Some Preliminary Thoughts (Helène Whittaker); 2) Old Bulls, New Tricks: The Reinvention of a Minoan Tradition (Kathryn Soar); 3) The East Aegean-Western Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age III: what do the tombs tell us about memory, tradition and identity? (Mercourios Georgiadis); 4) Memories of place. Bronze Age rock art and landscape in West Norway (Melanie Wrigglesworth); 5) Living in the mountains, Arkadian identity in the classical period (James Roy); 6) The Formation of Female Identity in Ancient Sparta through Kinetics (Pandelis Constantinakos and Metaxia Papapostolou); 7) Memories, practice and identity. A case of early medieval migration (Magdalena Naum); 8) The Branding of Minoan Archaeology (Anna Simandiraki, Trevor Grimshaw); 9) Material Identity – Archaeology and National Identity (Charlotta Hillerdal).

Kim von Hackwitz, Changing Scenery. Historicity in the Area of Lake Hjälmaren, Sweden, c.2800-2300 BC. Current Swedish Archaeology 15-16, 2007-2008, 73-89.

Barbara J. Mills u. William H. Walker (Hrsg.), Memory Work: Archaeologies of Material Practices (School for Advanced research Press 2008).

Materielle Kultur

Nicole Bovin, Material Cultures, Material Minds (Cambridge 2008).
Håkon Glørstad u. Lotte Hedeager (Hrsg.), Six Essays on the Materiality of Society and Culture (Lindome 2008).
Produktinfo: This book provides a platform for scholars of anthropology and archaeology upon which to address central questions concerning the materiality of society in a wide-reaching geographical and cultural setting. Six essays deal with case studies ranging from sacrifice in medieval saami society to museums in present day Cuba. Beiträge von: redrik Fahlander, Michelle Tisdel Flikke, Håkon Glørstad, Ole Grøn, Lotte Hedeager, Torunn Klokkernes, Knut Odner, Knut Rio, Michail Turov.

Karen Harvey (Hrsg.), History and Material Culture. A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources (London 2009).
Produktinfo: „This collection of essays by eleven leading historians… offers a wealth of new insights into the burgeoning field of material culture studies.“
Inhalt: 1. Introduction: History and Material Culture Karen Harvey 2. Practical Matters: Material Culture and Historical Research Karen Harvey 3. Object Biographies: From Production to Consumption Karin Dannehl 4. Using Buildings in Social History Anne Laurence 5. Style and Ornament as Evidence Andrew Morrall 6. Draping the Body and Dressing the Home: Exploring the Material Culture of Textiles and Clothing Beverly Lemire 7. High Design and Regional Cultures Helen Berry 8. Mundane Materiality, or, Should Small Things Still be Forgotten? Material Culture, Microhistories and the Problem of Scale Sara Pennell 9. Things and Historical Narratives Giorgio Reillo 10. Objects and Agency Angela McShane and Glenn Adamson

Berit Hildebrandt/Caroline Veit (Hrsg.), Der Wert der Dinge : Güter im Prestigediskurs : „Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums“ Graduiertenkolleg der DFG an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (München 2009).


Martin Porr, Grenzwissenschaft: Ethnoarchäologie und die Ursprünge der modernen Kognition. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49/1, 2008, 1-12.

Linda R. Owen u. Gerald E. Owen Jr., From archaeological finds to prehistoric life. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49/1, 2008, 13-24.

Quetzil E. Castañeda and Christopher N. Matthews (Hrsg.) Ethnographic Archaeologies. Reflections on Stakeholders and Archaeological Practices (Lanham 2008).


Andreas Hauptmann u. Volker Pingel (Hrsg.), Archäometrie. Methoden und Anwendungsbeispiele (Stuttgart 2008).

Markus Reindel u. Günther A. Wagner (Hrsg.), New Technologies for Archaeology. Multidisciplinary Investigations in Palpa and Nasca, Peru (Berlin, Heidelberg 2009).


Stefan Schreiber, Das keltische Oppidum zwischen „Protostadt“ und „Stadt“? Zum Stadtbegriff in der Späten Eisenzeit am Beispiel Manchings. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49, 2008, 25-56.

Hort- und Einzelfunde

Gerald Görmer, Einstückdepots, Flussdepots und Verluste. Argumente gegen die Kategorien Einzelfunde und Flussfunde. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49, 2008, 227-234.

Harry Fokkens, The temporality of culture change. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 40, 2008, 15-24.
Gabriele Khan-Svik, Kultur – ethnologisch betrachtet, Paideia 1/V, 2008, p. 1-21. Online im Internet: http://userweb.pedf.cuni.cz/paideia/download/khan.pdf.


R. Alexander Bentley (Hrsg.), Handbook of archaeological theories (Altamira Press 2008).

Susanne Grunwald, Julia K. Koch, Doreen Mölders, Ulrike Sommer, Sabine Wolfram, ARTeFACT. Festschrift für Sabine Rieckhoff zum 65. Geburtstag. Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 172 (Bonn 2009).