The volume brings together the innovative contributions presented at the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford 2020 conference ‘Innovative Approaches to Archaeology’. Rather than organising contributions by traditional archaeological sub-disciplines, this book groups them for their innovative theoretical and methodological approaches: Investigating materiality and material interactions, archaeologies of colonial encounters, and ancient landscapes and matters of scaling. The papers collated within these three sections present the reader with an idea of the current interests of archaeological postgraduate students, and a window into their future contributions to the field.
Emanuele Prezioso is a DPhil candidate in Archaeology at Keble College (University of Oxford) and Gerda-Henkel Stiftung Doctoral Scholar. His primary interest lies at the intersection between material culture and memory studies. His other research interests include cognitive anthropology, the anthropology of art, philosophy of mind, and trauma studies. His doctoral research reinvestigates the Knossian Kamares pottery style as a form of transgenerational memory from an ecological-enactive and material-engagement approach to cognition.
Marcella Giobbe is a DPhil candidate in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford (University College), Clarendon Scholar, and holder of the Macmillan-Rodewald studentship at the British Archaeological School at Athens. Her research interests focus on the use of science based-analytical techniques on ceramics to identify dynamics of human mobility, transmission of technology, and culture contact in the Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC. Her doctoral project investigates the first instances of the Greek Colonisation in Southern Italy.
Contributors: Sara Barbazán Domínguez, Giuseppe Delia, Justine Diemke, Jonathan Lim, Gonzalo Linares-Matas, Hugo Lozano Hermida, Paul March, Molly Masterson, Ioannis Nakas, Ivy Notterpek, Catherine O’Brien, Günce Pelin Öçgüden, Stefano Ruzza, Elena Scarsella, Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau
‘Most of the papers collected here represent relevant theoretical developments, with case studies drawn from around the globe. This should have an international readership.’ Dr Anna Collar, University of Southampton