A workshop held at the university of londons senate house thursday 28th and friday 29th november 2013 the return of aesthetics to archaeology this ahrc funded workshop generously sponsored by the university of londons institute of philosophy was centred on the theme of the return of aesthetics to archaeology. Princeton university press 2012 nathan arrington ashes images and memories the presence of the war dead in fifth century athens a byzantine perspective on aesthetics notre dame press 2017 esther da costa meyer frank gehry on line department of art archaeology princeton university 105 mccormick hall princeton new jersey 08544. Res is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art the journal brings together in an anthropological perspective contributions by philosophers art historians archaeologists critics linguists architects artists and others. The project is led by two scholars based at durham university dr elisabeth schellekens from the department of philosophy who specialises in aesthetics emotions and ethics and dr robin skeates from the department of archaeology who is a specialist in central mediterranean prehistoric archaeology and in museum and heritage studies. While studies of ancient gold metallurgy and the colour characteristics of gold alloys are well supported by modern research the colour properties of prehistoric copper alloys such as tin bronzes or arsenical copper the most abundant type of metal artefacts in prehistory have largely been understudied
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