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The Archaeology of Time

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July 25 + 28, 6-8pm ET

Kyle Olson

How do archaeologists understand time? How do debates over temporality in archaeological theory intersect with, complement, and challenge those of other disciplinary traditions? Focusing on theorist Gavin Lucas’s interventions, we will explore how linear notions of time flowing from past to future leads to misunderstandings about the relationship between time and materiality. In this course, we will explore the implications of Lucas’s argument that things do not exist in time, but rather make time itself.

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Kyle Olson has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of specialty are Bronze Age political economy, archaeological theory, the social history of archaeological fieldwork, and US-Iranian cultural relations.