Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781598740110: Inauthentic Archaeologies: Public Uses and Abuses of the Past

Archaeology has an impact on the public far beyond what any archaeologist would imagine. In this concise, student-friendly look at the public appropriation of archaeology, Troy Lovata examines outright hoaxes, fanciful re-creations, artistic representations, commercial enterprises, and discredited replicas of the past. The book explores examples from around the world and across time to help readers understand how the past becomes social currency for both professional archaeologists and the public at large. Lovata addresses central questions of authenticity, ownership of the past, and the use of archaeology by everyone from artists to multinational corporations. Examples include the Piltdown Hoax, replica Anasazi cliff dwellings at Manitou Springs, Colorado, reconstructed Spanish torreons, and playful Stonehenge replicas. Student exercises, cartoons, interviews, and illustrations add to the pedagogical value of this concise, fascinating work for students in introductory archaeology classes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Troy Lovata is an assistant professor in the University Honors Program at the University of New Mexico and previously served as a senior lecturer in the Technology, Literacy, and Culture Program at the University of Texas. He holds Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Anthropology, with a focus on the visual presentation of archaeology, from the Universityof Texas. He also serves on the Arts Board for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Review:

"Most of us are clear-cut on what constitutes legitimate archaeology and therefore we should not have much of a problem deciding what is not legitimate or authentic. In this useful book Troy Lovata challenges the idea that such a demarcation between authentic and inauthentic archaeology is straightforward and a simple matter of crossing a threshold. The book is a good introduction to identifying and defining inauthentic archaeology. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the broader role of archaeology and the use of archaeological information in society...What is valuable about this book is that it does not shy away from engaging with inauthentic archaeologies. They do not have to be our secret pleasures or shames." - Denis Gojak, Australian Archaeology

"Lovata's Inauthentic Archaeologies is an unconventional and entertaining book for both professionals and student audiences. His critical but contextually interpretive approach to inauthentic archaeologies is refreshing and perceptive and the volume’s brevity and approachability should make it attractive to instructors. This volume would be a fine addition to the library of most archaeologists, historic preservation specialists, and museum anthropologists who are faced with (and must interpret) the inauthentic on a regular basis." - Jamie C. Brandon, Museum Anthropology Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lovata, Troy R.
ISBN 10: 1598740113 ISBN 13: 9781598740110
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VT-9781598740110

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Troy R. Lovata
Published by Left Coast Press Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 1598740113 ISBN 13: 9781598740110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Left Coast Press Inc, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Archaeology has an impact on the public far beyond what any archaeologist would imagine. In this concise, student-friendly look at the public appropriation of archaeology, Troy Lovata examines outright hoaxes, fanciful re-creations, artistic representations, commercial enterprises, and discredited replicas of the past. The book explores examples from around the world and across time to help readers understand how the past becomes social currency for both professional archaeologists and the public at large. Lovata addresses central questions of authenticity, ownership of the past, and the use of archaeology by everyone from artists to multinational corporations. Examples include the Piltdown Hoax, replica Anasazi cliff dwellings at Manitou Springs, Colorado, reconstructed Spanish torreons, and playful Stonehenge replicas. Student exercises, cartoons, interviews, and illustrations add to the pedagogical value of this concise, fascinating work for students in introductory archaeology classes. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781598740110

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lovata, Troy
Published by Left Coast Pr (2006)
ISBN 10: 1598740113 ISBN 13: 9781598740110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Left Coast Pr, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 160 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1598740113

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

LOVATA
Published by Left Coast Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1598740113 ISBN 13: 9781598740110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Left Coast Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781598740110 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0656930

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lovata, Troy R
Published by Routledge (2007)
ISBN 10: 1598740113 ISBN 13: 9781598740110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111598740113

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Troy Lovata
ISBN 10: 1598740113 ISBN 13: 9781598740110
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Archaeology has an impact on the public far beyond what any archaeologist would imagine. In this concise, student-friendly look at the public appropriation of archaeology, Tro.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 168 pages. 0.272. Bookseller Inventory # 9781598740110

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds