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Palimpsests of im-material assemblages taken out of context: tracing Pompeians from the void into the digital

Palimpsests of im-material assemblages taken out of context: tracing Pompeians from the void into the digital
Palimpsests of im-material assemblages taken out of context: tracing Pompeians from the void into the digital
This paper explores some ontological aspects of archaeological voids and enclosures together with their translations and substitutions, and considers the nature of spaces within material archaeological deposits and artifacts. The de-materialized and rematerialized bodies of the victims of Vesuvius in C.E. 79 are reappraised as a case study. By problematizing the voids we are able to think critically about the ontological status of the victims’ persistent traces and residues. Specifically, using Gavin Lucas’s grid of forces models, we explore how these traces and residues have been transformed into different kinds of objects, including, most recently, rematerializations in the digital, through their on-going intra-actions within the domains of archaeology, museology and additive manufacturing. Through this analysis the ambivalent nature of these traces and residues becomes more sensible
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Reilly, Paul
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Reilly, Paul
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Reilly, Paul (2015) Palimpsests of im-material assemblages taken out of context: tracing Pompeians from the void into the digital. Norwegian Archaeological Review, 1-25. (doi:10.1080/00293652.2015.1086812). (In Press)

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This paper explores some ontological aspects of archaeological voids and enclosures together with their translations and substitutions, and considers the nature of spaces within material archaeological deposits and artifacts. The de-materialized and rematerialized bodies of the victims of Vesuvius in C.E. 79 are reappraised as a case study. By problematizing the voids we are able to think critically about the ontological status of the victims’ persistent traces and residues. Specifically, using Gavin Lucas’s grid of forces models, we explore how these traces and residues have been transformed into different kinds of objects, including, most recently, rematerializations in the digital, through their on-going intra-actions within the domains of archaeology, museology and additive manufacturing. Through this analysis the ambivalent nature of these traces and residues becomes more sensible

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Accepted/In Press date: 2015
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 380833
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380833
ISSN: 0029-3652
PURE UUID: 095fb8d1-e865-49f4-9d7d-52a01852dade

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2015 08:36
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 06:06

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