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Performative Archaeology: Exploring the Use of Drama in Archaeology Teaching and Practice

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-45
Number of pages16
JournalScenario Journal
Issue number2
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Dec 2018
DatePublished (current) - 31 Dec 2018


This paper aims to explore the possible applications of drama and performance as research and teaching ‘tools’ in archaeological practice. A brief presentation about previous attempts to apply drama and performance in archaeology will be followed by a detailed analysis of how drama can be beneficial in the context of Archaeological teaching and practice. The theoretical discussion is later organized around a methodological framework. The discussion is supported by a presentation of the pilot application of the proposed methodology in Santorini island’s archaeological caves, and a brief summary of the application’s outcomes.

    Research areas

  • Archaeology, Drama, Performative Research, Aegean Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Performative Archaeology, Process Drama, Theater Archaeology, Performance Archaeology

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