Public Participation in Archaeology
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225 Pages

24 x 17 cm

16 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Heritage Matters

Imprint: Boydell Press

Public Participation in Archaeology

Edited by Suzie Thomas and Joanne Lea

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An examination of the engagement of the general public with archaeology worldwide.
Across the world public archaeology, the way in which it is understood as well as the way it is practised or delivered, has many facets. In some countries it is not only unknown, but is actively discouraged; in many other places it has been embraced fully and is considered normal practice, whether this appears in the form of so-called "community archaeology", active school and college programmes, (re)thinking the strategies of museums, or as simply encouraging on-site visits and demonstrations during archaeological fieldwork. However, in a difficult economic climate public archaeology is often adversely affected; funding cuts can mean changes in priorities for heritage organisations and local and national governments, and even to the loss of entire projects.
This volume examines the various facets of public archaeology practice globally, and the factors which are currently affecting it, together with the question of how different publics and communities engage with their archaeological heritage. With case studies from across the globe, ranging from Canada to Turkmenistan and from Ireland to Argentina, it presents a contemporarysnapshot of public participation in archaeology, covering both successful initiatives and the threats posed to such opportunities by local, regional and global changes. Particular strands addressed are international models; archaeology and education; archaeology and tourism; and site management and conservation.

Contributors: Shatha Abu-Khafajah, Crystal B. Alegria, Arwa Badran, Michael Brody, Blanca A. Camargo, Joëlle Clark, Mike Corbishley, Jolene Debert, Gaigysyz Jorayev, Thomas Kador, Sophie Lampe, Joanne Lea, Lilia L. Lizama Aranda, Cathy MacDonald, Natalia Mazzia, Alicia Ebbitt McGill, Jeanne M. Moe, Theano Moussouri, Aino Nissinaho, Alejandra Pupio, VirginiaSalerno, Dinç Saraç, Tuija-Liisa Soininen, Suzie Thomas
"This is a welcome and often honest appraisal of the reasons for public engagement [.] We may think we know what works on public projects: this book helps us understand why." BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

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Title Details

225 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

16 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Heritage Matters

Imprint: Boydell Press