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Making Archaeology Happen : Design versus Dogma

By: Carver, Martin Oswald Hugh.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Walnut Creek : Taylor and Francis, 2016Description: 1 online resource (186 p.).ISBN: 9781611320268.Subject(s): Antiquities | Archaeologists | Archaeology -- Methodology | Archaeology -- Philosophy | Archaeology -- Social aspects | Excavations (Archaeology)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making Archaeology Happen : Design versus DogmaDDC classification: 930.1 LOC classification: CC72 -- .C375 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- List of -- Preface -- Chapter 1: A Visit to the Ancestors -- Chapter 2: Mega, Macro, Micro, Nano: Dialogues with Terrain -- Chapter 3: On the Streets: Archaeologists and Society -- Chapter 4: Design on Tour -- Chapter 5: From Procurement to Product: A Road Map -- Chapter 6: Making Archaeology Happen -- References -- Index -- About the Author
Summary: ‘Archaeology is for people’ is the theme of this book. Split between the academic and commercial sectors, archaeological investigation is also deeply embedded in the needs of local communities, making it simultaneously an art, science and social science. Such a multi-disciplinary discipline needs special methods and creative freedom, not repetitive responses. Carver argues that commercial procedures and academic theory are both suffocating creativity in fieldwork. He’d like to see us bring much more diversity and technical ingenuity to every opportunity, and maintains this is more a
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Contents -- List of -- Preface -- Chapter 1: A Visit to the Ancestors -- Chapter 2: Mega, Macro, Micro, Nano: Dialogues with Terrain -- Chapter 3: On the Streets: Archaeologists and Society -- Chapter 4: Design on Tour -- Chapter 5: From Procurement to Product: A Road Map -- Chapter 6: Making Archaeology Happen -- References -- Index -- About the Author

‘Archaeology is for people’ is the theme of this book. Split between the academic and commercial sectors, archaeological investigation is also deeply embedded in the needs of local communities, making it simultaneously an art, science and social science. Such a multi-disciplinary discipline needs special methods and creative freedom, not repetitive responses. Carver argues that commercial procedures and academic theory are both suffocating creativity in fieldwork. He’d like to see us bring much more diversity and technical ingenuity to every opportunity, and maintains this is more a

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Martin Carver is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of York, Editor of the journal Antiquity and the author of Archaeological Investigation (Routledge, 2009). He has undertaken or advised on field projects in England, Scotland, Sweden, France, Italy and Algeria, including numerous commercial projects and major research campaigns at Sutton Hoo.

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