The Past in Contemporary Society: Then, Now

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 31, 2002 - Social Science - 212 pages
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Fowler assesses the influence of our heritage in the last decade of the 20th century, and, with a wide range of examples, judges the consequences of the increasing pressures of the heritage industry, providing suggestions for responsible development.

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Peter Fowler absorbed the elements of field archaeology informally from several gifted teachers before he graduated in History at Oxford. Later he came under the inspiring influence of Colin Bowen, field archaeologist par excellence, who helped develop what became the author's lifelong interest in fields, farming and landscape. His principal career moves took him from the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) into Adult Education at Bristol University - where he became Reader in Archaeology - back to the Royal Commission as Secretary, and then to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne as Professor of Archaeology. He eventually resigned his Chair to pursue full-time writing and research. This book is a sequel to The Farming of Prehistoric Britain (1983), also published by Cambridge University Press.

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