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Johan Normark
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Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Stockholm University

About Johan Normark

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden (but I live in Göteborg/Gothenburg). My current research on caves and climate change is financed by the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

My dissertation from December 2006 (Göteborg University) concerns causeways at two sites in southern Mexico (Ichmul and Yo’okop). The dissertation was also a development phase for what I both call polyagentive and posthumanocentric archaeology. These are two concepts that relates to a neo-materialist and neo-realist archaeology, largely inspired by the writings of Bergson, Deleuze and DeLanda. More on this can be found on my blog Archaeological Haecceities.

My research is dedicated to an archaeological perspective that downplays the importance of the human. It is posthumanocentric, or prehuman in a sense since it focuses on processes that form materialities, humans and other entities. Like posthumanist theorists, I have questioned what a human is. I claim that there is nothing essential in the human from where we can define the human. According to this reasoning, the human needs to be decentralized from the archaeological record in the initial phase of research. She cannot be used as an a-priori starting point. I take the consequence of this argument one step further away from what I call an essentialist humanocentrism in archaeology. Humanocentrism works from a static and generalized view of human and culture. My main interest, apart from ontological issues in archaeology, is Mayanist research (including archaeology, anthropology, iconography and epigraphy) .

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At 5:49pm on April 8, 2011, Stefan Permanto said…
Hej Johan! För mig är detta ganska nytt. Har hört om det men blev medlem först nu. Känns ändå som om det kan ge något och att det finns en del intressanta diskussioner att följa.
At 6:45am on September 16, 2009, Nold Egenter said…
....there is a new post, maybe of interest? Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture: The five main lines of the evolution of culture". You will find it at the OAC-Blog site (I have read your reply to my biological cell model!)
At 12:11am on June 29, 2009, Nold Egenter said…
I read your Blog on BoM: very likely it is not the only fiction in this domain. See my remarks in the group 'religion and politics'


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