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Contemporary Archaeologies

Angela Piccini, Cornelius Holtorf

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ISBN 10: 3631576374 / ISBN 13: 9783631576373
Published by Peter Lang GmbH, 2009
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Title: Contemporary Archaeologies

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This book is about the archaeology of the present and the very recent past. Archaeology’s repertoire of questions, procedures, methodologies and terminologies, its material manifestations (protected sites, public museums, archives) and its popular appeals are rooted in modernity. Contemporary archaeologies marry archaeology in the modern world with the archaeology of the modern world. Their strengths lie in a stimulating mix of interdisciplinary practices across academic, public-sector and professional contexts. This book brings together a wide variety of original case-studies, from contemporary theme parks to the bases of Antarctica expeditions, from a rocket engine test site in Australia to Swedish automobile history, from tiger enclosures to the ‘privatisation of experience’, and from a Nevada peace camp to a stretch of gutter in Bristol.

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The Editors: Cornelius Holtorf is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Archaeology at the University of Lund (Sweden). He recently published on archaeology as popular culture.
Angela Piccini is Academic Fellow at the School of Arts at the University of Bristol (UK). She recently co-edited books on contemporary and historical archaeology.

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