Dead Women do Tell Tales


Dead Women Do Tell Tales is a ‘recombinant history’, made up of fragmentary microhistorical database narratives from the archaeological construction of Neolithic households in Southeast Europe and Anatolia. Many of the fragments that comprise this exploration of transparently entangling archaeological data and interpretation are drawn from the database of the Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük (BACH) project, Turkey (Last House on the Hill database). Others draw upon data and media from the archaeological projects of Opovo and Selevac, both in Serbia and both of which figured heavily in the hypermedia Chimera Web. Dead Women Do Tell Tales is a work in progress and is constantly being updated.

Download an article (not yet published)  for more details: Creating Narratives of the Past as Recombinant Histories, Submitted in January 2012 to edited volume "Against Objectivized Subjects: Alternative Narratives in Archaeology", edited by Ruth M. Van Dyke and Reinhard Bernbeck, to be published by University Press of Colorado, Denver

Download a presentation about the latest development of Dead Women Do Tell Tales given at the conference on “Engendering Landscape and Landscaping Gender” conference, organized by Will Meyer for the Institute of European and  Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA), at the University of Buffalo, April 13-14, 2013. lo-res version pdf or full resolution version pdf

Dead Women do Tell Tales recombinant History, using PersonalBrain

This view  will allow you to see the “plex” and images as the database narratives emerge and are created. But to get the full effect of associated narratives and videos that show up below the “plex”, you will need to view the original on my WebBrain site here