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The Presented Past

The Presented Past Author B. L. Molyneaux
ISBN-10 9781134865093
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 552
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The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of the past as something finished, understood and objective, rather than something that is `constructed' and therefore open to co-existing interpretations and constant re-interpretation. Central to the book is the belief that the presentation of the past in school curricula and in museum and site interpretations will benefit from a greater use of non-documentary sources derived from archaeological study and oral histories. The book suggests that a view of the past incorporating a larger body of evidence and a wider variety of understanding will help to invigorate the way history is taught. The Presented Past will be of interest to teachers, archaeologists, cultural resource managers, in fact anyone who is concerned with how the past is presented.



The Excluded Past

The Excluded Past Author Robert MacKenzie
ISBN-10 9781317799887
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 314
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Contested Cultural Heritage

Contested Cultural Heritage Author Helaine Silverman
ISBN-10 1441973052
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 286
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Cultural heritage is material – tangible and intangible – that signifies a culture’s history or legacy. It has become a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. But who defines what is to be preserved and what is to be erased? As cultural heritage becomes increasingly significant across the world, the number of issues for critical analysis and, hopefully, mediation, arise. The issue stems from various groups: religious, ethnic, national, political, and others come together to claim, appropriate, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations of their own and others’ cultural heritage as a means for asserting, defending, or denying critical claims to power, land, and legitimacy. Can cultural heritage be well managed and promoted while at the same time kept within parameters so as to diminish contestation? The cases herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the UK, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and Central America.



Images Representations and Heritage

Images  Representations and Heritage Author Ian Russell
ISBN-10 9780387322162
Release 2006-11-24
Pages 390
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This volume begins a discourse on the implications of performing archaeology in a world dominated by modern trends of mass production, mass replication and representation of cultural forms, and mass consumption of images of the past. The contributors explore the extent to which contemporary consumption of mass-produced replicas, simulations, images and experiences of the past cause a crisis of representation of the past. Eschewing romantic beliefs, it discusses what archaeology can do.



Pinning Down the Past

Pinning Down the Past Author Mike Corbishley
ISBN-10 9781843839040
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 384
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Both a practical guide to, and a reflection on, best practice in making archaeology available to a wide audience.



A Fearsome Heritage

A Fearsome Heritage Author Dr John Schofield
ISBN-10 9781315435831
Release 2016-07-08
Pages 333
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From massive nuclear test sites to the more subtle material realities of everyday life, the influence of the Cold War on modern culture has been profound and global. Fearsome Legacies unites innovative work on the interpretation and management of Cold War heritage from fields including archaeology, history, art and architecture, and cultural studies. Contributors understand material culture in its broadest sense, examining objects in outer space, domestic space, landscapes, and artistic spaces. They tackle interpretive challenges and controversies, including in museum exhibits, heritage sites, archaeological sites, and other historic and public venues. With over 150 color photos and illustrations, including a photographic essay, readers can feel the profound visual impact of this material culture.



Telling Children about the Past

Telling Children about the Past Author Nena Galanidou
ISBN-10 UOM:39015077611039
Release 2007
Pages 324
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The past is 'a foreign place' that contemporary societies can only reach by means of historical and archaeological inferences. When we report our findings and communicate such inferences to members of the public, it is important that we should recognize that children are a special case. Their cognitive abilities are different from those of adults: they must go through a period of apprenticeship in order to become capable of processing critically the information that is presented to them. Children are shown images of the past and told stories about it in various contexts that range from the formal and educational to the informal (for example, the genre of popular books, films and video games about antiquity). These images and stories, whether their source be a professional archaeologist, a teacher or simply an individual with a personal interest in the subject, all share a common factor: they must be fairly simple and easily available to the understanding of the age group at which they are aimed. Representations of this sort tend to ignore recent archaeological debate, continuing to purvey images of the past that are immediately recognizable from a modern perspective and may even actively reinforce that perspective. They are thus intimately connected with contemporary power strategies. This book brings together archeologists, historians, psychologists, and educators from different countries and academic traditions to address the many ways that we tell children about the (distant) past. The concern with this issue is founded on the principle that knowing the past is fundamentally important for human societies, as well as for individual development. The subject is introduced through a consideration of the cognitive and psychological processes that enable children to conceptualize a past at all. Then the many informal and formal contexts of telling are reviewed: digital and printed media, museums and cultural heritage sites, and schools and special classrooms. Benefits and disadvantages of various contexts and approaches are discussed, all seen through the eyes of professionals within these fields. Throughout this discussion, the authors expose many of unquestioned assumptions and preformed images that are routinely presented to contemporary children in narratives of the past. The contributors both examine the ways in which children come to grips with the past at the beginning of the 21st century and critically assess the many ways in which contemporary societies and an increasing number of commercial agents construct and use the past. Considering the widening gap between contemporary theoretical advances in archaeology and what is disseminated to the young, the question is raised about which past we want our children to inherit.



Peru

Peru Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105029306342
Release 1997
Pages 544
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Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society

Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000046126391
Release 1995
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The Representation of the Past

The Representation of the Past Author Kevin Walsh
ISBN-10 9781134896660
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 212
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The 1980s and early 1990s have seen a marked increase in public interest in our historic environment. The museum and heritage industry has expanded as the past is exploited for commercial profit. In The Representation of the Past, Kevin Walsh examines this international trend and questions the packaging of history which serves only to distance people from their own heritage. A superficial, unquestioning portrayal of the past, he feels, separates us from an understanding of our cultural and political present. Here, Walsh suggests a number of ways in which the museum can fulfill its potential - by facilitating our comprehension of cultural identity.



Rethinking the African cultural script

Rethinking the African cultural script Author Bassey W. Andah
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105073333267
Release 1995
Pages 188
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The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132160271
Release 2009
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Museums archaeology in West Africa

Museums   archaeology in West Africa Author Claude Daniel Ardouin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042133333
Release 1997-10-16
Pages 178
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How museums can work with archaeologists to ensure that the results of their research are accessible to the public in the region of the research itself.



Negotiations with the Past

Negotiations with the Past Author Kaṇṇan̲ Em
ISBN-10 UOM:39015070108264
Release 2006
Pages 478
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Contributed research papers presented at a one day seminar held on July 30th 2004 at Pondicherry under the joint auspices of the Indology Department, French Institute of Pondicherry and the Tamil Chair, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEAS), University of California, Berkeley.



A World History of Nineteenth Century Archaeology

A World History of Nineteenth Century Archaeology Author Margarita Díaz-Andreu García
ISBN-10 UOM:39015069971920
Release 2007-11-22
Pages 486
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Margarita Diaz-Andreu offers an innovative history of archaeology during the nineteenth century, encompassing all its fields from the origins of humanity to the medieval period, and all areas of the world. The development of archaeology is placed within the framework of contemporary political events, with a particular focus upon the ideologies of nationalism and imperialism. Diaz-Andreu examines a wide range of issues, including the creation of institutions, the conversion of thestudy of antiquities into a profession, public memory, changes in archaeological thought and practice, and the effect on archaeology of racism, religion, the belief in progress, hegemony, and resistance.



Humankind

Humankind Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068774150
Release 2005
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The Baltic as a Multicultural World

The Baltic as a Multicultural World Author Marko Lehti
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822035281146
Release 2005
Pages 218
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