Pinning Down the Past: Archaeology, Heritage, and Education Today

Pinning Down the Past: Archaeology, Heritage, and Education Today

by Mike Corbishley


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In a relatively short period of time the study of archaeology has evolved from an antiquarian interest to a specialised scientific activity. As each new method and technique is developed, and each new specialism is created, the challenge of making archaeology available as a learning resource grows with it. This book, the first to deal with the subject in such depth, examines the place of education and outreach within the wider archaeological community. Written by one of the UK's leading experts in the field, it charts the difficult development of 'education and archaeology'. With numerous informative case studies, from public access to the Roman circus at Colchester to education projects in Athens at Hadrian's Wall, among others, the book examines how the teaching of archaeology has reached the point at which it is today, summarises where that is in the author's view, and suggests areas for further enquiry. By drawing upon many decades of experience at the front line of archaeological education, the author has produced a key text that will play a major role in the continuing development of the heritage industry.. MIKE CORBISHLEY lectures in heritage education at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843839040
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 04/17/2014
Series: Heritage Matters Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lecturer in Heritage Education, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Connections
Accessing the Past
Archaeology and the Media
The Development of Archaeology and Education
Archaeology in School Curricula: a World View
Learning Resources for Archaeology and History
Archaeology across the Curriculum
Archaeologists as Detectives
Learning Outdoors
Learning from Objects
Recycling Past and Present
Citizenship and the Historic Environment
Conclusions: Celebrating Archaeology in Education

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