Postcards from the Edge of Time: Archaeology, Photography, Archaeological Ethnography (A Photo-Essay)

@article{Hamilakis2009PostcardsFT,
  title={Postcards from the Edge of Time: Archaeology, Photography, Archaeological Ethnography (A Photo-Essay)},
  author={Yannis Hamilakis and Aris Anagnostopoulos and Fotis Ifantidis},
  journal={Public Archaeology},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={283 - 309}
}
Abstract In this photo-essay we present and discuss an experiment with digital photography as part of our archaeological ethnography within the Kalaureia Research Programme, on the island of Poros, Greece. We contextualize this attempt by reviewing, briefly but critically, the collateral development of photography and modernist archaeology, and the links between photography and anthropology, especially with regard to the field of visual anthropology. Our contention is that at the core of the… 
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