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We examine the relationship between historical places as they are conventionally understood in archaeology and the mobilities that were constituently important to them. We situate this discussion in Iceland, where medieval literary sources, like the sagas, were transferred to and fixed in the nineteenth century landscape and resulted in a static view of history that has influenced archaeological conceptualizations of the past in general. Drawing on research in Iceland, we explore ways in which archaeology can move beyond the investigation of fixed places by integrating past and present mobilities into our subjects and practices. We seek a resolution in a dialogue between place- and mobility-oriented subjects that could maintain a dynamic past by allowing mobilities to exist alongside the structuring forces that have produced, iterated, and fixed material in landscapes.
Author(s): Bolender D, Aldred O
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies
Print publication date: 01/07/2013
ISSN (print): 2040-5960
ISSN (electronic): 2040-5979
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
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