Managing Archaeology

Edited by John Carman, Malcolm Cooper, Anthony Firth, David Wheatley

Introduction by Clive Gamble

© 1995 – Routledge

280 pages

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Paperback: 9780415642897
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About the Book

Effective management is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of archaeology. Archaeologists must manage the artefacts thay deal with, their funding, ancient sites, as well as the practice of archaeology itself. Managing Archaeology is a collecton of outstanding papers from experts involved in these many areas.

The contributors focus on the principles and practice of management in the 1990s, covering such crucial aeas as the management of contract and field archaeology, heritage management, marketing, law and information technology. The resulting volume is important and informative reading for archaeologists and heritage managers, as well as planners, policy makers and environmental consultants.


'This book is a character study for the future of British Archaeology as it seeks to define its role for the coming millennium.' - New Scientist

'Managing archaeology will undoubtedly emerge as a milestone in archaeological literature and will prove particularly valuable for those already on the professional career ladder.' - Antiquity

'It presents a broad view of the inner mechanisms of contemporary British Archaeology and its preoccupations and will be of interest to those working within the profession as well as providing useful insights for those less formally involved.' - Archaeological Journal

'This book is essential reading for all those involved in the practice of archaeology.' - International Journal of Heritage Studies

'Anyone interested in the process of archaeology will find something to interest them in this multi-authored volume … This is an important volume because it raises many of the issues which archaeologists think about but do not necessarily talk about.' - Tim Schadla-Hall, The Archaeologist

'What emerges from this volume is a clear understanding that archaeology is now both a discipline, a scholarly academic undertaking, and a profession, a service provided to others for a consideration, not always monetary in nature.' - Historical Archaeology

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology