The "unity of statement" as the interpretation of space: The case of Archeo-Park in Turkey

Karkiner N.

Human Geographies, vol.6, no.2, pp.23-32, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5719/hgeo.2012.62.23
  • Journal Name: Human Geographies
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-32
  • Keywords: Archeo-Park, Archeological analysis, Architecture, Prehistory, Sociology, The unity of statement
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this article is to form a "unity of statement" about an 'Archeo-Park' by using M. Foucault's archeological analysis The article attempts to trace the process of "discursive formation" in the 'Archeo-Park' that is designed from the excavation of "Bursa Aktoprakli{dotless}k Mound" as the space of organized discourses of prehistory, architecture and sociology. As relevant units of discourses, the unity of prehistory, architecture and sociology based on the 'systems of dispersion' of their own statements about the objects in the 'Archeo-Park', exist as a unity of statement for conserving and displaying archeological ruins in their original places as open-air museums. As a follower of this "unity of statement", the 'Archeo-Park' defined as "Developing Cultural Sector at the Bursa Aktoprakli{dotless}k Mound: a Multifaceted Project" as would be the space of both "discursive formation" and "formation of objects".