Symmetrical Media-Archaeology: Boundary and Context

Greg Bailey

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n recent years a significant inter-disciplinary dialogue has been established under the general heading of media–archaeology. Yet, this important wide-ranging conversation, which has considered the nature, affect and ontology of media, has so far heard very little from archaeologists. This paper asks what special insight or approach archaeology or archaeologists—as commonly defined—might bring to these studies. A brief account of street–media as encountered through a practice of archaeological wayfaring follows; a case study, which considers boundary–making as archaeological reality and explores methodological approaches to the extended archaeological context.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Contemporary Archaeology
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015


  • Media–archaeology; street–media; extended archaeological context; archaeology as metaphor and skeuomorph; archaeologies of the contemporary past; archaeological ontology; wayfaring as methodology; agential cut–in–reality; material/virtual symmetry.

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