My dissertation thesis from December 2006 (Göteborg University) concerns causeways at two sites in southern Mexico (Ichmul and Yo’okop). The dissertation was also a development phase for what I now call neorealistic archaeology, largely inspired by the writings of Bergson, Deleuze, DeLanda and various philosophers under the umbrella term Speculative realism.
The blog is dedicated to an archaeological perspective that downplays the importance of the human. It is posthuman, or prehuman in a sense since it focuses on processes that form objects. I claim that there is nothing essential in the human from where we can define the human. According to this reasoning, the human needs to be decentralized from the archaeological record in the initial phase of research. She cannot be used as an a-priori starting point. I take the consequence of this argument one step further away from what I call an essentialist anthropocentrism in archaeology. Anthropocentrism works from a static and generalized view of human and culture.
My main interests are (apart from ontological issues in archaeology): Mayanist research (including archaeology, anthropology, iconography and epigraphy) and travelling. This will of course affect my posts on this blog. My other interests that on occasion will find its way to this blog are palaeontology and astronomy. I am also an opponent to pseudoscience and new-age. I am open minded but only as far as material evidence can be proven. On occasion I also add posts on music (primarily metal) and other forms of entertainment.
firstname.lastname@example.org (University of Gothenburg)