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Kate Harrell
Jan Driessen

Situated intentions

Providing a framework for the destruction of objects in Aegean prehistory

Stratos Nanoglou

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To my mind the impetus that brought these papers together is entirely implicit and yet clear: it has to do with deliberation, with intentionality. This is perfectly resonate with the focus of archaeology on agency and the individual for at least the past thirty years and it makes perfect sense to probe such issues from diverse angles bringing new perspectives on the lives of past people. This paper is an attempt to contribute to a better understanding of the terms employed in the relevant discussions within Aegean prehistory and beyond and to do so I will argue that it is essential to turn to the framework necessary for these notions and associated intentions to exist. I mean that to enunciate such words, like damaged, fragmented, destroyed and so on, in order for these words to be intelligible, and for relevant intentions to be formed, there is need for a certain framework that produces and supports them. My initial question then is: Was there such a framework in the Ae...


Researcher in archaeology at the 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Messinia

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