Victor takes a fresh look at tablets as archaeological objects. Where and how are they found, and what does that mean for how we interpret them? Are we reconstructing archives from ancient office bins?
5:28 an archaeological approach to archives
11:01 in situ or rubbish?
15:28 the story of tablets from Tell Sabi Abyad
23:55 the story of tablets from Tell Fekheriye
27:46 history from office bins
35:03 current research
Victor’s Academia page: https://ucy.academia.edu/VictorKlinkenberg
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Music by Ruba Hillawi