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‘A Dirtier Reality?’ Archaeological Methods and the Urban Project

John Schofield.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6026 words.

Strait Street in Malta’s capital Valletta is an extraordinary street, and one that has fascinating stories to tell about its resident population and visitors over nearly 300 years. For...

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‘A Frame to Hang Clouds on’

William E. Boyd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 10611 words.

In the archaeological context, a sense of the evolving landscape becomes especially important where there is considerable time depth or cultural sequencing inherent in a single site. The...

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Absence

Severin Fowles and Kaet Heupel.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6096 words.

Archaeological methodologies direct our attention towards the study of present, material things. This is frequently praised as its greatest contribution to social theory. But humans...

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Actor-Network-Theory Approaches to the Archaeology of Contemporary Architecture

Albena Yaneva.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6473 words.

The chapter contributes to unravelling how Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) as a method of inquiry might inform the archaeological understanding of the contemporary world. To illustrate this, the...

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Afterlives

Michael Brian Schiffer.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6406 words.

This chapter develops and illustrates the concept of afterlife artefact, an important domain of modern material culture. A human that died or an artefact that lost functions or its...

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Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, and Archaeological Curation in Historic Landscapes

Stephen Trow and Jane Grenville.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 7152 words.

This article describes the complex and ever-changing institutional, legislative, and academic framework relating to the management of nature and culture in the English landscape. It...

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Aluminology

Mimi Sheller.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6242 words.

This chapter examines how the light yet strong metal aluminium shaped modern material cultures around practices and ideologies of speed and mobility. Aluminium-based light modernity became...

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America's Cherished Reserves

Hilary Allester Soderland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 9232 words.

This article examines the importance of the first consolidating legislation on National Parks in the development of America's national heritage. It considers the ‘public’ in its focus on...

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Anthropological Approaches to Contemporary Material Worlds

Penny Harvey.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6075 words.

This chapter explores the place of materials in contemporary anthropological research. Moving away from semiotic approaches to material culture, the focus is on the diverse ways in which...

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The Anthropology of Archaeology

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 13296 words.

Archaeology occupies an important place in historicizing the African American experience – principally where little historical evidence survives. The nature of African American archaeology...

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