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A future for archaeology : the past in the present

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Stone OBE

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Abstract

Over the last 30 years issues of culture, identity and meaning have moved out of the academic sphere to become central to politics and society at all levels from the local to the global. Archaeology has been at the forefront of these moves towards a greater engagement with the non-academic world, often in an extremely practical and direct way, for example in the disputes about the repatriation of human burials. Such disputes have been central to the recognition that previously marginalised groups have rights in their own past which are important for their future. The contributors to this book look back at some of the most important events where a role for an archaeology concerned with the past in the present first emerged and look forward to the practical and theoretical issues now central to a socially engaged discipline and shaping its future.


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Editor(s): Layton R, Shennan S, Stone PG

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2006

Number of Pages: xviii, 251

Publisher: UCL Press

Place Published: London

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781844721269


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