This volume forms a collection of papers tracking the emergence of the history of archaeology from a subject of marginal status in the 1980s to the mainstream subject which it is today. Professor Timothy Murray's essays have been widely cited and track over 20 years in the development of the subject. The papers are accompanied by a new introduction which surveys the development of the subject over the last 25 years as well as a reflection of what this means for the philosophy of archaeology and theoretical archaeology. This volume spans Tim's successful career as an academic at the forefront of the study of the history of archaeology, both in Australia and internationally. During his career he has held posts in Britain and Europe as well as Australia, most notably at the University of Cambridge, The Institute of Archaeology at UCL, Leiden University and the University of Paris. He now edits The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology.
Professor Timothy Murray is an Australian archaeologist who holds the position of Executive Dean, Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, following joining the department in 1986. His key areas of study include the history of archaeology, antiquarians and the archaeology of urban spaces and modern cities. Tim was elected to be a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London, and a Fellow of the Academy of Humanities, Australia, during 2003.