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Resonant materiality and violent remembering: archaeology, memory and bombing: Gabriel Moshenska
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RUIN AND FRAGMENTATION HAVE BEEN AMONGST the most powerful and pervasive cultural themes in Western society from at least the Romantic period onwards, serving as allegories, analogies and metaphors for a wide range of social, cultural and natural processes.1 In this paper I use ruins and fragments as organising concepts to explore the connections between my principal research interests: archaeology, memory, and bombing; specifi cally the commemorative potential of an archaeology of bombsites.