Contemporary archaeologies: excavating now
This book is about the archaeology of the present and the very recent past. Archaeology's repertoire of questions, procedures, methodologies and terminologies, its material manifestations (protected sites, public museums, archives) and its popular appeals are rooted in modernity. Contemporary archaeologies marry archaeology in the modern world with the archaeology of the modern world. Their strengths lie in a stimulating mix of interdisciplinary practices across academic, public-sector and professional contexts. This book brings together a wide variety of original case-studies, from contemporary theme parks to the bases of Antarctica expeditions, from a rocket engine test site in Australia to Swedish automobile history, from tiger enclosures to the 'privatisation of experience', and from a Nevada peace camp to a stretch of gutter in Bristol.
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Sigmund Freuds Archaeological Metaphor and Archaeologys Self
Archaeology in the Experience Economy
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