This essay consists of four different elements that approach the nexus of
memory, place/space and subjectivity in different ways. I start out with a
description of the concept of lieux de mémoire as formulated by Pierre Nora,
its connections to Marc Augé’s “non-places” and a critique of these ideas. I
then discuss the postcolonial notion of Third Space as an alterna- tive
approach to the nexus of memory and space. Finally, an archaeological example
of a megalithic site in Jordan illustrates the advantages and difficulties of
mobilizing the idea of Third Spaces in archaeological contexts.