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'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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415258883
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of contributors
1 Introduction : diversity and dissonance in public archaeology 1
Pt. I Spreading the word : communication and interpretation 19
2 Public archaeology in the United States 21
3 archaeology and public education in North America : view from the beginning of the millennium 59
4 Involving the public in museum archaeology 85
5 Uncovering ancient Egypt : the Petrie Museum and its public 109
6 Presenting archaeology to the public : constructing insights on-site 132
7 Archaeology and the British media 145
8 Towards a more democratic archaeology? The Internet and public archaeological practice 159
Pt. II In the public interest? : the stakeholders 189
9 Archaeology and authority in England 191
10 Public archaeology in Brazil 202
11 Archaeology for whose interest - archaeologists or the locals? 211
12 Public archaeology and indigenous communities 224
13 Archaeology in reverse : the flow of aboriginal people and their remains through the space of New South Wales 240
14 The comforts of unreason : the importance and relevance of alternative archaeology 255
15 The Treasure Act and the portable antiquities scheme : a case study in developing public archaeology 272
16 The effects of the antiquities market on archaeological development in China 292
Index 300
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