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Archaeology and Heritage : An Introduction - John Carman

Archaeology and Heritage

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9780826458957
Number Of Pages: 240

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Unlike most textbooks on heritage which discuss the creation of heritage as a cultural phenomenon or offer practical guides to heritage practices, Archaeology and Heritage takes a fresh approach by providing an introduction to themes in the field of heritage as it relates to the material legacy of our past. A survey of current approaches to theorizing archaeological practice presents some ideas about how we understand and relate to the remains, sites, structures and buildings that have come to our present from the past.The book is divided into seven chapters, each preceded by a short interlude which considers the types of literature and ways of talking about heritage which characterize that approach. For those not already acquainted with recent archaeological theory, the book provides a brief introduction to current trends. Each chapter is in turn divided into key points indicated by sub-headings, and these key points are reiterated at the end of each chapter and are followed by a list of suggested readings.

Preface: The Aims of This Book
Introductory Interlude: A Note about Literature and Discourses of Heritage and Archaeologyp. 1
Heritage All Around Usp. 11
Components of the Heritage and Their Treatmentp. 30
Institutions of Heritagep. 61
'Public' Archaeologies 1: Defining the Publicp. 96
'Public' Archaeologies 2: Engaging with the Publicp. 118
The Value √°Debate' in Archaeologyp. 148
Relocating Heritage in Archaeologyp. 186
Referencesp. 204
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780826458957
ISBN-10: 0826458955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.7  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1