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The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain

Tarlow, Sarah and West, Susie eds. (1999). The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain. London and New York: Routledge.

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Abstract

The popular perception of archaeologists as people who dig up things from the prehistoric or classical world is being challenged. Archaeology, as the study of physical remains of the human past, includes the Victorian workhouse as well as the Bronze Age axe. This collection surveys material culture from 1500 to the prsent day and demonstrates how its study can bring a new understanding to what we think of as the familiar past. Fourteen case studies draw together current interpretative work in Britain, explicitly influenced by recent methodological and theoretical developments.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1999 The Editors (selection and editorial matter), 1999 The Authors (individual chapters)
ISBN: 0-415-18805-9, 978-0-415-18805-0
Keywords: historical archaeology; Britain; material culture; urban food; country house; workhouse; memorials; gardens; castles; ceramics; battlefields; guildhalls
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 40379
Depositing User: Susie West
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 14:34
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40379
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