Summary Of Tim Ingold's 'Temporality Of The Landscape'

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valuative Report 1: "The temporality of the landscape" by Tim Ingold. In his article, “The temporality of the landscape”, Tim Ingold challenges traditional approaches to studying landscapes. He suggests that the current issue of anthropological thought is that it tends to rest on a separation of culture from nature (Ingold, 152) . Rather than seeing the practice of archeology as a set of specific separated categories of nature against culture, Ingold proposes that " the practice of archeology is itself a form of dwelling" (152), in such that archeology is a process of evaluating the interaction and relations of each and every cultural and natural component. Ingold stresses on two main themes: Firstly, that “…human life is a process that involves the passage of time;” and secondly, that “…this life process is also the process of formation of the landscapes in which people have lived” (152), in other words that the notion of time and landscaping are actually intertwined with one another. For these themes to be relevant, Ingold establishes, that there needs to be a thorough definition of landscape and temporality.…show more content…
Once he clearly established the distinctions, he presents his definition that landscape is an incorporation of many different concepts (156). In order to present his second key term "temporality", he follows the same logical structure with a small variation by first explaining that landscape and temporality are interconnected to one another as an ongoing process of interaction between people and their surroundings , and an integration of time, space and experience (161), to which he introduces a new

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