Reconstructed Past / Edition 304 available in Paperback
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To reconstruct or not to reconstruct? That is the question facing many agencies and site managers throughout the world. While reconstructed sites provide a three-dimensional pedagogic environment in which visitors can acquire a heightened sense of the past, an ethical conflict emerges when on-site reconstructions and restorations contribute to the damage or destruction of the original archaeological record. The case studies in this volume contribute to the ongoing debates between data and material authenticity and educational and interpretive value of reconstructions. Discussing diverse reconstruction sites from the Golan Region to Colonial Williamsburg, the authors present worldwide examples that have been affected by agency policies, divergent presentation philosophies, and political and economic realities.
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About the Author
John H. Jameson, Jr. is a senior archaeologist with the National Park Service's Southeast Archaeological Center in Tallahassee, Florida. A recognized leader in public archaeology, he is a key player in the development of training courses for park rangers and archaeologists in the effective interpretation of archaeological resources.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Chapter 1: Introduction Part 3 Part One: Definitions and History Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Walden Pond and Beyond: The Restoration Archaeology of Roland Wells Robbins Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Colonial Williamsburg: Archaeological Authenticity and Changing Philosophies Chapter 6 Chapter 4: National Park Service Reconstruction Policy and Practice Part 7 Part Two: Measuring Effectiveness for Interpretation and Site Management Chapter 8 Chapter 5: George Washington's Blacksmith Shop Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort, Wales Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Ancient Qasrin Synagogue and Village, Golan Region Chapter 11 Chapter 8: The Iroquian Longhouse Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Fort Loudoun, Tennessee Chapter 13 Chapter 10: The Ironbridge Gorge, England Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Fortress of Louisbourg, Canada Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Bent's Old Fort and Fort Union Trading Post Chapter 16 Chapter 13: A Case for Preservation-in-place at Homolovi Ruins State Park, Arizona Part 17 Part Three: Virtual Reconstructions Chapter 18 Chapter 14: Modeling Amarna: Computer Reconstructions of an Egyptian Palace Chapter 19 Chapter 15: From Photo-Realism to Integrated Reconstruction in Buildings Archaeology Part 20 Part Four: The Future of Reconstruction Chapter 21 Chapter 16: The Value of Reconstructions: An Archaeologist's Perspective
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