Sharing Archaeology

Author: Peter Stone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800966
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Sharing Archaeology from the Author: Peter Stone. As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic discipline of interest to a tiny minority to a topic of increasing interest to the general public. This book explores how archaeologists share information – with specialists from other disciplines working within archaeology, other archaeologists, and a range of non-specialist groups. It emphasises that to adequately address contemporary levels of interest in their subject, archaeologists must work alongside and trust experts with an array of different skills and specializations. Drawing on case studies from eleven countries, Sharing Archaeology explores a wide range of issues raised as the result of archaeologists’ communication both within and outside the discipline. Examining best practice with wider implications and uses beyond the specified case studies, the chapters in this book raise questions as well as answers, provoking a critical evaluation of how best to interact with varied audiences and enhance sharing of archaeology.

Finding Solutions For Protecting And Sharing Archaeological Heritage Resources

Author: Anne P. Underhill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319202553
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Finding Solutions For Protecting And Sharing Archaeological Heritage Resources from the Author: Anne P. Underhill. This volume provides case studies about successful strategies employed in diverse world areas for the protection of archaeological heritage resources. Some chapters focus on a search for solutions arrived at by diverse groups of people working in specific areas rather than simply describing loss of cultural heritage. Other chapters provide a long-term view of intensified efforts at protection of archaeological resources. The authors describe challenges and solutions derived by concerned people in eastern Asia (China, Japan, Thailand), West Africa, Easter Island, Jordan, Honduras and more than one area of Peru. All of the authors draw upon deep, personal involvement with the protection of cultural heritage in each area. This volume is a timely addition to a growing number of conferences and publications about the management of cultural heritage—both archaeological and historical.

Our Precious Past

Author: David A. Barrowclough
ISBN: 9780954852108
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Our Precious Past from the Author: David A. Barrowclough. Taken from a session at the TAG conference in Lampeter in 2003, these five essays look again at the cliché of breaking down the barriers and sharing information and responsibility of our past with the wider, non-archaeological community. These authors argue that if archaeologists really intend to do these things, this calls for a re-definition of archaeology `as a set of practices that connects beliefs, practices, aims, intentions and values, to create a community of shared interests'. These papers from the conference provided a platform for graduates to address more seasoned archaeologists and suggest the way forward. They include contributions from an Egyptological perspective (Phillipa Payne) , `Theme-Park archaeology' (David Barrowclough) , the relationship between metal-detectorists and archaeologists (Mary Chester-Kadwell) , between conservation and archaeology (Andrew Shapland) , and between politics and archaeology seen here from a Palestinian stance (Najat El Hafi) .

The Archaeology Of Human Origins

Author: Glynn Isaac
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521365734
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The Archaeology Of Human Origins from the Author: Glynn Isaac. A collection of the most influential papers of the late Glynn Isaac.

Gender And The Archaeology Of Death

Author: Bettina Arnold
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101371
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Gender And The Archaeology Of Death from the Author: Bettina Arnold. Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.

Community Based Archaeology

Author: Sonya Atalay
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273354
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Community Based Archaeology from the Author: Sonya Atalay. "Community Based Participatory Research in archaeology finally comes of age with Atalay's long-anticipated volume. She promotes a collaborative approach to knowledge gathering, interpretation, and use that benefits descendant communities and archaeological practitioners, contributing to a more relevant, rewarding, and responsible archaeology. This is essential reading for anyone who asks why we do archaeology, for whom, and how best can it be done." - George Nicholas, author of Being and Becoming Indigenous Archaeologists "Sonya Atalay shows archaeologists how the process of Community Based Participatory Research can move our efforts at collaboration with local communities beyond theory and good intentions to a sustainable practice. This is a game-changing book that every archaeologist must read." - Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action

Open Source Archaeology

Author: Andrew T. Wilson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110470632
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Open Source Archaeology from the Author: Andrew T. Wilson. This edited volume is designed to discuss important issues around open access to data and software in academic and commercial archaeology, as well as to summarise both the current state of theoretical engagement, and technological development in the field of open-archaeology.

The Archaeology Of Human Ancestry

Author: Stephen Shennan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134814496
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The Archaeology Of Human Ancestry from the Author: Stephen Shennan. Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The Archaeology of Human Ancestry provides a stimulating and provocative answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set out and demonstrate their reconstructive methods. Contributors use observations of primates and modern hunter-gatherers to illuminate the fossil and artefactual records. Thematic treatment covers the evolution of group size; group composition and the emotional structure of social bonds; sexual dimorphism and the sexual division of labour; and the origins of human cultural traditions. The Archaeology of Human Ancestry is an essential introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduates and researchers in archaeology and biological anthropology. It will also be used by workers in psychology, sociology and feminist studies as a resource for understanding human social origins.

Fragmentation In Archaeology

Author: John Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134687540
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Fragmentation In Archaeology from the Author: John Chapman. Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the core of the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age of Central and Eastern Europe. John Chapman draws on detailed evidence from the Balkans to explain such phenomena as the mass sherd deposition in pits and the wealth of artefacts found in the Varna cemetery to place the significance of fragmentation within a broad anthropological context.

The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology

Author: Peter Mitchell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191626155
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The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology from the Author: Peter Mitchell. Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.