Abstract and Keywords
Drawing on the contributions to the Handbook as a whole, this final chapter begins by summarizing the current infrastructural issues surrounding the study of later medieval archaeology. These include unresolved questions around access to unpublished reports generated by developer archaeology, the numerous barriers to synthesis and collaboration across disciplines, and the surge in applications of new techniques. Also mentioned in this context are the challenge of integrating the results of public archaeology projects and the impact of new theoretical perspectives, many of which are applied to good effect in this volume. The second part of the article focuses on four ‘grand challenges’ which hold promise for the future. These are defined as social complexity, resilience, behaviour and identity, humans, and the environment.
Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.