An Introduction to Museum Archaeology / Edition 1

An Introduction to Museum Archaeology / Edition 1

by Hedley Swain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521677963

ISBN-13: 9780521677967

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An Introduction to Museum Archaeology provides a comprehensive survey and synthesis of all aspects of current museum practice in relation to the discipline of archaeology. Divided into four separate but related parts it begins with a discussion of what is meant by museums, archaeology and museum archaeology and a brief survey of its history, legal foundation and

Overview

An Introduction to Museum Archaeology provides a comprehensive survey and synthesis of all aspects of current museum practice in relation to the discipline of archaeology. Divided into four separate but related parts it begins with a discussion of what is meant by museums, archaeology and museum archaeology and a brief survey of its history, legal foundation and global geographic spread. This is an essential text for anyone studying museums, archaeology or cultural heritage and a reference for those working in these fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521677967
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. What for whom?; 2. Origins and influences; 3. Current aims, scope, and theory; 4. The legal framework; 5. Geographic scope; Part II. Collections: 6. Archaeological collections; 7. Excavation archives; 8. Human remains; 9. Research; 10. Conservation and collections care; Part III. Interpretation: 11. The visiting public; 12. Displaying archaeology: methods; 13. Displaying archaeology: examples; 14. Schools, public and community programmes; Part IV. Conclusions: 15. Conclusions; 16. Museums mentioned in text.

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