Towards an Archaeology of Forced Movement of the Deep Past

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An archaeology of the refugee crisis could help us recognize what these displaced people value when they are forced to leave their homes, what they look for and need during their arduous journeys, and how they arrange their lives when thrust into the unfamiliar (and usually under-resourced) conditions in a foreign place. Archaeologicalinventories, plans, and descriptions of refugee camps, places of transit, and personal goods could also help local communities accommodate and understand the influx of temporary residents. Archaeology can both protect the distant past and contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of the current human crisis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Archaeology of Forced Migration. Crisis-induced mobility and the Collapse of the 13th c. BCE Eastern Mediterranean
Editors Jan Driessen
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherPresses universitaires de Louvain
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-2-87558-734-3
StatePublished - 12 Dec 2018


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