Towards an archaeology of pain? Assessing the evidence from later prehistoric bog bodies

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dc.contributor.author Chapman, Henry P.
dc.contributor.author Gearey, Benjamin R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-19T12:58:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-19T12:58:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Chapman, H. P. and Gearey, B. R. (2019) 'Towards an archaeology of pain? Assessing the evidence from later prehistoric bog bodies', Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 38(2), pp. 1-14. doi:10.1111/ojoa.12165 en
dc.identifier.volume 38 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en
dc.identifier.issn 0262-5253
dc.identifier.issn 1468-0092
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7521
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/ojoa.12165
dc.description.abstract This paper highlights the potential for what could be termed an ‘archaeology of pain’, reflecting on the potential significance and role of the infliction, suffering, endurance and observation of pain by individuals in the past. It presents a case study of ‘bog bodies’, human remains recovered from wetland which, due to the anoxic, waterlogged conditions, preserves human flesh and associated evidence, including injuries and cause of death. The central argument is that evidence from pathological investigations of certain later prehistoric bodies provides hitherto neglected information concerning the embodied experience of pain, in particular its duration and intensity, which may be central to the interpretation of these events. This understanding can be framed not only in terms of the experience of pain by the victims, but also in the potential perception of pain and suffering by those inflicting these and potentially by any observers of the final moments of these individuals. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ojoa.12165
dc.rights © 2019, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Chapman, H. P. and Gearey, B. R. (2019) 'Towards an archaeology of pain? Assessing the evidence from later prehistoric bog bodies', Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 38(2), pp. 1-14. doi:10.1111/ojoa.12165, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ojoa.12165. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. en
dc.subject Pain en
dc.subject Duration en
dc.subject Intensity en
dc.subject Bog bodies en
dc.title Towards an archaeology of pain? Assessing the evidence from later prehistoric bog bodies en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Benjamin Gearey, Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: b.gearey@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-01-31
dc.date.updated 2019-02-19T12:50:36Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Oxford Journal of Archaeology en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress b.gearey@ucc.ie en


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