Little brings together an unprecedented mix of authors from all aspects of the profession, as well as several non-archaeologists, who address the broad range of contributions that archaeology makes beyond research. Their discussion confronts the issue of exactly who the public is and why it should care about archaeology at all. These authors prove, in exploring diverse cross-sections of the public, that archaeology plays a crucial role in providing an authentic past, opportunities for critical thinking, and multicultural education. The electic nature of the collection allows for a thorough exploration of major issues central to the conduct of archaeological scholarship: museum and site interpretation, site preservation, education, media relations, descendant communities, and politics and public policy.
|Publication date:||31st May 2002|
|Author:||Roger G. Kennedy|
|Publisher:||University Press of Florida|
|Categories:||Archaeological theory, Social theory,|
Barbara J. Little is an archaeologist for the National Park Service and has served as secretary of the Society for American Archaeology. She is the coauthor of Assessing Site Significance: A Guide for Archaeologists and Historians and coeditor of several volumes, including The Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake.More About Roger G. Kennedy