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This quantity addresses the connection among archaeologists and the lifeless, throughout the many dimensions in their relationships: within the box (through useful and felony issues); within the lab (through their research and interpretation); and of their written, visible and exhibitionary perform - disseminated to quite a few educational and public audiences. Written from quite a few views, its authors handle the Read more...


This e-book is set how archaeologists care for the useless, and the way the traditional useless in flip have an enduring impact upon us. It questions the aim of operating with human is still, not only within the UK, Read more...

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Many of these chapters (Anthony; Williams in particular) explore the intersection between heritage and the archaeology of death and thus the contribution archaeologists make towards contemporary society’s long-term perspective on mortality. Methodologically, the volume offers a suite of new techniques which inform this shift in disciplinary focus: interviewing not just the visiting public as participants in excavating the dead (Sayer and Sayer) but archaeologists themselves (Rajala), or encouraging auto-ethnography—personal reflections in the field (Brown) or lab (McClelland and Cerezo-Román); interrogating professional and public discourse (Kirk), examining digital media and the internet (Sayer and Walter); and critically reviewing, re-designing, or commissioning imagery (Giles) and installations (Williams).

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Conclusions, in M. Clegg, R. Redfern, J. Bekvalac, and H. Bonney (eds) Global Ancestors: Understanding the Shared Humanity of our Ancestors, 162–3, Oxford: Oxbow. Cunliffe, B. et al. 2011. Reburial requirement impedes archaeology, The Guardian, 4 February. com/science/2011/feb/04/ reburial-requirement-impedes-archaeology (Accessed 29 June 2015). DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) 2003. The Report of the Working Group on Human Remains: London: DCMS. DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), 2005.

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