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- Introduction: Questioning Archaeology's Place in the World
- Towards An International Comparative History Of Archaeological Heritage Management
- America's Cherished Reserves: The Enduring Significance Of The 1916 National Park Organic Act
- Archaeologists and Metal-Detector Users in England and Wales: Past, Present, and Future
- Making Sense of the History of Archaeological Representation
- Public Archaeology in Latin America
- Archaeology and Politics in the Third World, with Special Reference to India
- Writing Histories of Archaeology
- Constrained by Commonsense: The Authorized Heritage Discourse in Contemporary Debates
- ‘A Frame to Hang Clouds on’: Cognitive Ownership, Landscape, and Heritage Management
- Living with Landscapes of Heritage
- Participatory Action Research and Archaeology
- Uncovering the Antiquities Market
- The Value of a Looted Object: Stakeholder Perceptions in the Antiquities Trade
- From Heritage to Stewardship: defining the sustainable care of archaeological places
- People and Landscape
- Crm Archaeology: The View from California
- Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, and Archaeological Curation in Historic Landscapes
- Archive Archaeology
- Archaeology as a Profession
- Public Benefits of Public Archaeology
- Enhancing Public Archaeology Through Community Service Learning
- Publicizing Archaeology in Britain in the Late Twentieth Century: A Personal View
- Archaeological Communities and Languages
- ‘Changing of the Guards’: The Ethics of Public Interpretation at Cultural Heritage Sites
- Emptying the Magician's Hat: Participatory Gis-Based Research in Fiji
- Class, Labour, and the Public
- Public Education in Archaeology in North America: The Long View
- Teaching through Rather than about: Education in the Context of Public Archaeology
- A Vision for Archaeological Literacy
- Public Archaeology and the us Culture Wars
- Descendant Community Partnering, the Politics of time, and the Logistics of Reality: Tales From North American, African Diaspora, Archaeology
- The Anthropology of Archaeology: The Benefits of Public Intervention at African-American Archaeological Sites
- Public Archaeology and Indigenous Archaeology: intersections and divergences from a native american perspective
- Inclusive, Accessible, Archaeology
Abstract and Keywords
This article considers how people can engage with the historic environment, understanding and appreciating its character and grain, its depth, its subtle folds and weaves; and how the same public can influence change through the increasingly democratic and participatory nature of local government. It focuses on planning, management, and change, and the key role the public can and should play in managing the historic environment and shaping the places and landscapes of the future. The article elaborates on the meaning of ‘public’, recognizing that a diversity of interest groups now exist, defined by ethnicity, sexual preference, cultural and religious affiliation, gender, age, and class. Public archaeology describes public participation, and public involvement in matters concerning the historic environment and the material remains within it. The historic environment matters to all sorts of people, and in this light, it is based on the principle that everyone's view counts.
John Schofield is Director of Studies for Cultural Heritage Management, Department of Archaeology, University of York.
Rachael Kiddey is Freelance radio producer and doctoral candidate, Department of Archaeology, University of York.
Brett D. Lashua is Research Fellow, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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