Combat archaeology: material culture and modern conflict

Schofield, J. (2005) Combat archaeology: material culture and modern conflict, London, UK, Duckworth, 144pp. (Duckworth Debates in Archaeology).


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The archaeology of recent conflict is a fast-moving field of research. It is challenging and provocative. It deals with established historical events for which the material remains are unquestionably ‘heritage’, but also the more recent, tragic and heavily politicised events, actions and places whose meaning and significance is more ambiguous. But although recent and familiar, it is also a subject that draws closely on established principles of archaeological theory and practice, while also connecting with the related fields of history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, art and representation. John Schofield draws together projects and ideas from a diverse literature and from his own research, presenting them as a worked example of contemporary archaeology, of heritage management practice and of archaeological principles and theory. This study encapsulates a lively area of current debate: fascinating, challenging, controversial, contemporary and cross-disciplinary.

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ISBNs: 0715634038 (print)
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
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