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Debating the Archaeological Heritage free pdf Throughout the world, competing interest groups lay claim to the material remains of the past. Archaeologists, developers, indigenous 'first peoples' , looters, museum curators, national government officals, New Age worshippers, private collectors, tourists - all want their share. This introduction to contemporary debates surrounding their rival claims deals with defining, owning, protecting, managing, interpreting, and experiencing the archaeological heritage. Fundamental questions are considered: What is 'archaeological heritage'? Who should own and control the material culture of the past? How should these remains be protected? How should the archaeological heritage be presented to the public? Robin Skeates calls for greater communication and co-operation between archaeologists and other interest groups, urging archaeologists to increase the involvement of local people in the culturally valuable and vulnerable material remains of their past, and in archaeological research that attempts to be objective.

About Robin Skeates

Robin Skeates is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Durham and author of "Visual Culture and Archaeology: art and social life in prehistoric South-East Italy" and "Debating the Archaeological Heritage."

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Author : Robin Skeates
Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
Data Published : 22 June 2000
ISBN : 0715629565
EAN : 9780715629567
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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