Cedar Forests, Cedar Ships: Allure, Lore, and Metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East

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It is commonly recognized that the Cedars of Lebanon were prized in the ancient world, but how can the complex archaeological role of the Cedrus genus be articulated in terms that go beyond its interactions with humans alone? And to what extent can ancient ships and boats made of this material demonstrate such intimate relations with wood? Drawing from object-oriented ontologies and other `new materialisms,' Cedar Forests, Cedar Ships constructs a hylocentric anti-narrative spreading from the Cretaceous to the contemporary. ...

Cedar Forests, Cedar Ships: Allure, Lore, and Metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East 2017, Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781784913656

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