[MGSA-L] New public archaeology book--an unusual one!
astroulia at usi.edu
Sun Aug 31 08:27:44 PDT 2014
Stroulia, Anna, ed. 2014. ????????????? ???????: ??????? ??? ????? ??? ???????? [Casting Kilada's Nets: Voices and Images of the Sea]. Koukkida, Athens, 208 pp. (in Greek with an English section).
I am one of the archaeologists involved in the study of Franchthi Cave, an important prehistoric site in southern Greece excavated in the 1960s and 70s. A few years back, I went to the fishing village of Kilada to conduct a straightforward public archaeology project on the relationships of local people to the cave. Local people, nevertheless, pulled me into their own world; a world full of fish and boats, fish sellers and boat builders, shipwrecks and saints' miracles, fish recipes and fish delicacies, travels from Japan to the Canary Islands and from the Baltic Sea to Brazil... Casting Kilada's Nets presents the joy, the pain, and the love of the sea through the personal stories and photographs that the residents of Kilada shared with me. Copies of the book have been offered to the people of Kilada as a gift. The remaining copies are for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund educational programs in the village.
Local people made Franchthi archaeology possible by providing labor and accommodation to the archaeologists during the excavations and by helping process the excavated remains. My career and the careers of some of my Franchthi colleagues have been built upon Franchthi archaeology. Publishing a book that honors and celebrates the lives of local people, offering it to them as a gift, and supporting local programs is the least that I and my Franchthi colleagues can do to express our gratitude and pay back our debt. -A. Stroulia
For Greek and English excerpts of the book, visit https://usi.academia.edu/annaStroulia
For purchases and donations, contact A. Stroulia at astroulia at usi.edu
Anna Stroulia, Ph.D.
Contract Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
astroulia at usi.edu<mailto:astroulia at usi.edu>
More information about the MGSA-L