Archaeology and the Media

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The public’s fascination with archaeology has meant that archaeologists have had to deal with media more regularly than other scholarly disciplines. How archaeologists communicate their research to the public through the media and how the media view archaeologists has become an important feature in the contemporary world of academic and professional archaeologists. In this volume, a group of archaeologists, many with media backgrounds, address the wide range of questions in this intersection of fields. An array of media forms are covered including television, film, photography, the popular press, art, video games, radio and digital media with a focus on the overriding question: What are the long-term implications of the increasing exposure through and reliance upon media forms for archaeology in the contemporary world? The volume will be of interest to archaeologists and those teaching public archaeology courses.
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Among the social sciences, archaeology has an amazingly strong presence, from the current Indiana Jones film series to a succession of popular British television programs, as well as an array of archaeology-oriented magazines and reporting of the latest finds in the print news media. Clack and Brittain bring together a collection of essays that effectively explore a number of questions about the nature of the attraction that archaeology holds for the popular audience and the influence of media attention on the profession itself. Summing Up: Recommended. - A. Arno, CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598742336
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: Univ Col London Inst Arch Pub Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Timothy Clack is about to submit his doctoral thesis to the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK entitled Soul Searching in Human Evolution. He teaches archaeological and anthropological theory/philosophy and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. In addition he is Senior Tutor at St. Anselm Hall with Canterbury Court.Marcus Brittain is a doctoral candidate soon to submit his thesis to the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK on various aspects of ‘practice’ in the Neolithic and Bronze Age of coastal Wales and the Cambridgeshire Fens.
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