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Scrutinizing, intimately, the connection among archaeology, historical past and the general public, this much-needed quantity explores public curiosity and participation in archaeology as a topic valuable of educational recognition in its personal correct.

Examining case stories from during the international; from North the US, Britain, Egypt and Brazil to East Africa, China and past, Nick Merriman specializes in key parts: communique and interpretation, and stakeholders.

Constant reviews of latest discoveries, protests over the destruction of websites and debates over the go back of artefacts akin to the Elgin marbles or indigenous continues to be testify to an expanding public curiosity in archaeology.

For scholars and students of this archaeology, and of its courting with the general public, this can end up crucial reading.


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