Public Archaeology / Edition 1

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Overview

'Increasing public interest and participation in archaeology have ensured that the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public is now studied as a subject in its own right' - from the jacket. Originating at a session at the 4th World Archaeology Congress held in Cape Town in 1999, this collection of papers from the conference and other invited papers discusses the many issues involved in public archaeology across the world. Nick Merriman's introduction presents the two main faces of public archaeology in terms of the people and the state and discusses the nature of this interaction and how and why archaeologists engage with the public. Issues of communication and interpretation are foremost in many of the papers which include case studies from the United States, North America, Brazil, Australia, China and the UK.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415258890
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Diversity and Dissonance in Public Archaeology 2. Public Archaeology in the USA 3. Archaeology and Public Education in North America: View from the Beginning of the Millenniun 4. Involving the Public in Museum Archaeology 5. Uncovering Ancient Egypt: The Petrie Museum and its Public 6. Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Constructing Insights On-Site 7. Archaeology and the Media

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