• Public Archaeology for the Dark Ages

    Author(s):
    Howard Williams (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Archaeology, Early Medieval
    Subject(s):
    Early medieval archaeology, Public history, Archaeology
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    public archaeology, Anglo-Saxon archaeology, Dark Ages, politics of archaeology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xj9m-1a75
    Abstract:
    This introductory chapter identifies the principal issues and themes in the public archaeology of the Early Middle Ages, exploring the specific and compelling challenges of investigating and evaluating the early medieval past in contemporary society mediated by archaeology. In doing so, we review and contextualise the contributions to the 3rd University of Chester Archaeology Student conference: ‘Digging into the Dark Ages’, which took place at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, 13 December 2017. The resulting book comprises a selection of the student contributions and a range of additional chapters by heritage professionals and academics. The book’s structure and contents are then outlined: the first-ever collection dedicated to ‘Dark Age’ public archaeology. It is argued that for future research, critical public archaeologies are essential for ethical and engaging early medieval archaeology in both theory and practice.
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    Published
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