4. The Archaeological Imagination
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Voice; presence and loss; an elegiac moment; repair; hopes and utopias; anxieties over authenticity and fakery; the abject real; place and engagement; time, the past, future and actuality, and times beyond comprehension; the relationship between real and mediated, source and document; figures of the poet, ethnographer, scientist, collector, connoisseur, witness, as well as chorographer and ichnographer, plotters of places and ghosts; the role of speculation and inspiration; craft and its tools. These are some of the themes that have emerged as I have explored an archaeological sensibility and the work of the archaeological imagination.