The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology. Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across disciplines in this dynamic field, the volume aims to evaluate the range of research strategies and methods used in archaeological heritage and museum studies, identify and contribute to key contemporary debates, critically explore the history of archaeological resource management, and question the fundamental principles and practices through which the archaeological past is understood and used today.
Robin Skeates is Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. Carol McDavid is Executive Director at the Community Archaeology Research Institute, Inc. (CARI) in Houston, Texas. John Carman is Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION; I. HISTORIES OF PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY; II. RESEARCHING PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY; III. MANAGING PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES; IV. WORKING AT ARCHAEOLOGY WITH THE PUBLIC: PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, AND DEBATES; ARCHAEOLOGISTS AS PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SERVANTS; PUBLIC INTERPRETATION AND PRESENTATION; PUBLIC LEARNING AND EDUCATION IN THE USA; WORKING WITH PARTICULAR PUBLICS; INDEX