Backstage of a new archaeology: ‘Invisible’ institutions in the 60s

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The 60ies were crucial for the future of archaeology in Portugal, leaded by people aware of the epistemic changes taking place abroad, speaking several languages and conscious of the need to update scientific knowledge to avoid the incidence of foreigner researchers in the territory. This was a time when a new institution – the ‘Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’ -, together with the ‘Instituto de Alta Cultura’, began and continued to finance archaeological research in Portugal. Other institutions, such as the ‘Sociedade Martins Sarmento’ (Guimarães) and the ‘Associação dos Arqueólogos Portuguese’ (Lisbon), much contributed to the increasing number of young scholars dedicated to archaeology. Focusing on the first of these two institutions, we will recognize some actors, strategies, means, liaisons and outputs of this “transition generation” and the role it played in the modernization of archaeology in the country.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb of Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationA look into the Past, Embracing the Future
EditorsSara Albuquerque, Teresa Ferreira, Maria de Fátima Nunes, Ana Cardoso de Matos, António Candeias
Place of PublicationFaro
PublisherSílabas & Desafios
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-989-8842-41-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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