Public Archaeology / Edition 1

Public Archaeology / Edition 1

by Nick Merriman, Tim Copeland, Denis Byrne, Roger Bland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415258898

ISBN-13: 9780415258890

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Scrutinizing, in detail, the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public, this much-needed volume explores public interest and participation in archaeology as a subject worthy of academic attention in its own right.

Examining case studies from throughout the world; from North America, Britain, Egypt and Brazil to East Africa, China and beyond, Nick

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Overview

Scrutinizing, in detail, the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public, this much-needed volume explores public interest and participation in archaeology as a subject worthy of academic attention in its own right.

Examining case studies from throughout the world; from North America, Britain, Egypt and Brazil to East Africa, China and beyond, Nick Merriman focuses on two key areas:
communication and interpretation, and stakeholders.

Constant reports of new discoveries, protests over the destruction of sites and debates over the return of artefacts such as the Elgin marbles or indigenous remains testify to an increasing public interest in archaeology.

For students and scholars of this archaeology, and of its relationship with the public, this will prove essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415258890
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(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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