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Sharing archaeology: Academe, practice and the public

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© 2015 Taylor and Francis. As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic discipline of interest to a tiny minority to a topic of increasing interest to the general public. This book explores how archaeologists share information – with specialists from other disciplines working within archaeology, other archaeologists, and a range of non-specialist groups. It emphasises that to adequately address contemporary levels of interest in their subject, archaeologists must work alongside and trust experts with an array of different skills and specializations. Drawing on case studies from eleven countries, Sharing Archaeology explores a wide range of issues raised as the result of archaeologists’ communication both within and outside the discipline. Examining best practice with wider implications and uses beyond the specified case studies, the chapters in this book raise questions as well as answers, provoking a critical evaluation of how best to interact with varied audiences and enhance sharing of archaeology.

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Editor(s): Stone PG, Hui Z

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Sharing Archaeology: Academe, Practice and the Public

Year: 2014

Number of Pages: 1-281

Print publication date: 12/09/2014

Online publication date: 13/08/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Place Published: New York


DOI: 10.4324/9781315813240

Notes: 9780415744027 Hardback ISBN

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ISBN: 9781315813240