Public Archaeology / Edition 1

Public Archaeology / Edition 1

by Nick Merriman
     
 

'Public Archaeology' is a new sub-field of this discipline, which comprises the study of the interaction of archaeology with the public sphere. For the first time this text presents a broad introduction to this subject with chapters from some of the key players on this emerging field. Topics discussed include the politics and economics of archaeology, the antiques… See more details below

Overview

'Public Archaeology' is a new sub-field of this discipline, which comprises the study of the interaction of archaeology with the public sphere. For the first time this text presents a broad introduction to this subject with chapters from some of the key players on this emerging field. Topics discussed include the politics and economics of archaeology, the antiques trade, and the restitution of archaeological material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415258883
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction : diversity and dissonance in public archaeology1
Pt. ISpreading the word : communication and interpretation19
2Public archaeology in the United States21
3archaeology and public education in North America : view from the beginning of the millennium59
4Involving the public in museum archaeology85
5Uncovering ancient Egypt : the Petrie Museum and its public109
6Presenting archaeology to the public : constructing insights on-site132
7Archaeology and the British media145
8Towards a more democratic archaeology? The Internet and public archaeological practice159
Pt. IIIn the public interest? : the stakeholders189
9Archaeology and authority in England191
10Public archaeology in Brazil202
11Archaeology for whose interest - archaeologists or the locals?211
12Public archaeology and indigenous communities224
13Archaeology in reverse : the flow of aboriginal people and their remains through the space of New South Wales240
14The comforts of unreason : the importance and relevance of alternative archaeology255
15The Treasure Act and the portable antiquities scheme : a case study in developing public archaeology272
16The effects of the antiquities market on archaeological development in China292
Index300

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