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Archaeology Under Fire

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Overview

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415164702
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/1998
  • Pages: 264
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Meskell is Research Fellow at New College, Oxford. She has undertaken fieldwork in Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. Her research interests include Egyptian and Mediterranean archaeologies, the application of feminist theory and sociopolitics to archaeology and she has written extensively on these subjects.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction: Archaeology matters 1
1 Archaeology, politics and the cultural heritage of Cyprus 13
2 The past is ours: images of Greek Macedonia 44
3 Contests of heritage and the politics of preservation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 68
4 Bulgarian archaeology: ideology, sociopolitics and the exotic 87
5 Ideology and archaeology in Turkey 111
6 The past as passion and play: Catalhoyuk as a site of conflict in the construction of multiple pasts 124
7 Beirut's memorycide: hear no evil, see no evil 140
8 Conjuring Mesopotamia: Imaginative geography and a world past 159
9 Whose game is it anyway? The political and social transformations of American Biblical Archaeology 175
10 The Gulf Arab states and their archaeology 189
11 Memorabilia: archaeological materiality and national identity in Egypt 200
12 Ancient Egypt in America: claiming the riches 217
Index 230
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