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L+1-Past+is+Present07.pps - Introduction to Archaeology...

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1 Introduction to Archaeology Lecture 1: The Past as Present I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert… And on the pedestal these words appear: ‘My name is Ozmandias, king of kings; Look at my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of the colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. Ramesseum, Thebes ± “Man…. .hangs on the past; However far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.” Friedrich Nietzche The Use and Abuse of History (1874) ± “ Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana Life of Reason (1905) ± “The past is never dead. It is not even the past.” William Faulkner Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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2 ± Archaeology: the study of the past using material remains It tells us how humans, over thousands of years, have survived and succeeded in the face of difficult challenges, environmental changes, political
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ARCH UNKNOWN taught by Professor Seeman during the Spring '08 term at Kent State.

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L+1-Past+is+Present07.pps - Introduction to Archaeology...

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