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

John Schofield

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

‘A Frame to Hang Clouds on’: Cognitive Ownership, Landscape, and Heritage Management  

William E. Boyd

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
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 ... More

Absence  

Severin Fowles and Kaet Heupel

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

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

Albena Yaneva

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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, ... More

Afterlives  

Michael Brian Schiffer

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, and Archaeological Curation in Historic Landscapes  

Stephen Trow and Jane Grenville

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
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 ... More

Aluminology: An Archaeology of Mobile Modernity  

Mimi Sheller

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

America's Cherished Reserves: The Enduring Significance Of The 1916 National Park Organic Act  

Hilary Allester Soderland

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
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 ... More

Anthropological Approaches to Contemporary Material Worlds  

Penny Harvey

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

The Anthropology of Archaeology: The Benefits of Public Intervention at African-American Archaeological Sites  

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Archaeology occupies an important place in historicizing the African American experience – principally where little historical evidence survives. The nature of African American archaeology ... More

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