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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-12T17:19:34Z
dc.date.available2018-02-12T17:19:34Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-12
dc.date.submitted26-JAN-2018 04:36PM
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621726
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractThis project analyzes the research doneby British archaeologists in the nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries in Mesopotamia, as well as their interpretations of their findings, their motivations for research, and their reasons for how they interpreted what they found. This is achieved by examining the primary sources of writings of people such as Austen Henry Layard, George Smith, Gertrude Bell, and Henry Rawlinson. Most current research on the relationship between Britain and the Near East focuses on modern topics relating to political science, topics such as wars, terrorism, and oil crises. Because of the current wanton destruction of artifacts by terrorist groups and the instability their terrorism has caused in the Near East, it is crucial to analyze the circumstances surrounding the original discoveries and interpretations of these pieces. In order to explore and understand the artifacts found in Mesopotamia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this project analyzes the writings of British archaeologists and examines the sociopolitical environment in Britain at the time of these excavations. Understanding these motivations through studying primary sources is crucial to preserving the identity and knowledge available from these artifacts.
dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectMesopotamiaen
dc.subjectVictorianen
dc.titleI'll Take My Artifacts with Tea: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century British Archaeology in Mesopotamiaen
dc.typeOral Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of History, Anthropology, & Philosophyen
dc.contributor.sponsorBratton, Angelaen
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of History, Anthropology, & Philosophyen
dc.contributor.sponsorTurner, Wendyen
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of History, Anthropology, & Philosophyen
dc.contributor.affiliationAugusta Universityen
html.description.abstractThis project analyzes the research doneby British archaeologists in the nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries in Mesopotamia, as well as their interpretations of their findings, their motivations for research, and their reasons for how they interpreted what they found. This is achieved by examining the primary sources of writings of people such as Austen Henry Layard, George Smith, Gertrude Bell, and Henry Rawlinson. Most current research on the relationship between Britain and the Near East focuses on modern topics relating to political science, topics such as wars, terrorism, and oil crises. Because of the current wanton destruction of artifacts by terrorist groups and the instability their terrorism has caused in the Near East, it is crucial to analyze the circumstances surrounding the original discoveries and interpretations of these pieces. In order to explore and understand the artifacts found in Mesopotamia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this project analyzes the writings of British archaeologists and examines the sociopolitical environment in Britain at the time of these excavations. Understanding these motivations through studying primary sources is crucial to preserving the identity and knowledge available from these artifacts.


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