Accepted Papers:

How long ago is 'the past'? Local perceptions of prehistoric monuments in Mallorca  

Author:

Jacqueline Waldren (Oxford University)

Paper Short Abstract:

Archaeological excavations have uncovered numerous megalithic monuments and settlements on Mallorca. Most are on large private estates that only permit access to the archaeological team. An anthropological study of social dynamics and local responses to these monuments will reveal diverse perspectives of the past.

Paper long abstract:

Archaeological excavations have uncovered numerous megalithic monuments and settlements on Mallorca. An anthropological study of social dynamics and local responses to these monuments will reveal diverse perspectives of the past. The implications of these interpretations provide insights into intercultural encounters and conceptions of time and space. Through the efforts of foreign archaeologists, the past is being made present and adding new dimensions to concepts of identity on the island.

panel P19
Ruins: perception, reception and reality