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Debating the Archaeological Heritage

(Debates in Archaeology)

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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, ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 22nd 2000 by Bristol Classical Press (first published February 17th 2000)
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Skeates provides a low-threshold overview for the themes and debates shaping our archaeological heritage today. It is easy to read, provides fascinating case studies and even manages to make the most economic and law-related chapters interesting food for thought.

The book is divided into six easy chapters focusing on the defining, owning, protecting, managing, interpreting, and finally experiencing of the archaeological heritage. It is self-critical, open-minded, and yet academical and scientific
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