3. An Archaeological Narratology
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My nine and more vignettes from the Borders in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries have introduced a host of connected concerns in the modern archaeological imagination: artifacts and accounts, the different kinds of connection between past and present, senses of history and change, locality and belonging, and the ruin of time and change. A complementary richness can be found in the miscellany of literary reflections on history, heritage and the past gathered by David Lowenthal in his classic The Past is a Foreign Country (1987). Jennifer Wallace has sensitively explored treatments of excavation, death, and the sepulchral in an eclectic selection of literature and writing mainly from the English romantic tradition and the nineteenth century (Digging the Dirt: The Archaeological Imagination, 2004). These two authors break down the archaeological imagination according to themes.