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Reconstructing the prehistoric burial tumulus of Lofkënd in Albania

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

John K. Papadopoulos
Affiliation:
Department of Classics and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (Email: JKP@humnet.ucla.edu; sarahm@humnet.ucla.edu)
Lorenc Bejko
Affiliation:
International Center for Albanian Archaeology, Tirana, Albania (Email: albarchunit@albaniaonline.net)
Sarah P. Morris
Affiliation:
Department of Classics and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (Email: JKP@humnet.ucla.edu; sarahm@humnet.ucla.edu)

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When a monument is excavated it removes a piece of cultural property from the landscape. So modern thinking in field archaeology rightly includes the maintenance of monumentality in its initial design. Better still if that value is enhanced. Reconstructing their excavated tumulus in Albania, the authors found they could leave the monument in place and give it added value from the new knowledge of its relevance to local people, not to mention the revival of a dying craft: the making of mud-brick.

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