Book lecture celebrates new publication on mobility
By Shauna K. Mecartea
On Monday, January 26, 2009, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and UCLA Library co-sponsored a private book lecture to celebrate the publication of The Archaeology of Mobility: Old World and New World Nomadism.
The book, which was published by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press in summer 2008, is edited by Hans Barnard (Research Associate) and Willeke Wendrich (Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures). This is the fourth book in the Cotsen Advanced Seminar series, which are the published results of Cotsen Institute sponsored seminars, where scholars explore cross-disciplinary themes in conferences periodically sponsored by the Cotsen Institute.
This book provides a ready-made reference to a world-wide phenomenon and is unique in that it tries to redefine pastoralism within a larger context by the term mobility. It presents many new ideas and thoughtful approaches, especially in the Central Asian region.
Over 30 people attended the lecture presented by Barnard and Wendrich, which focused on ways in which nomadic settlements and material culture can be researched through archaeology. A reception and book signing followed the lecture. For more information on the volume, click here.
Congratulations to Barnard and Wendrich on a tremendous publication!