Institute of Archaeology

Public Archaeology

The course examines archaeology in its wider social and political context.

The role of archaeology in the development of concepts of 'Heritage' will be considered on a worldwide basis and issues raised at a theoretical and practical level discussed. These will include differing values attached to objects, monuments and areas of land, archaeology and the law, archaeology and the media, tourism and the place of archaeology in the planning process.

Please note that a compulsory fieldtrip will be held in the second Reading Week.

Course information

  • Code: ARCL2019
  • Course unit value: 0.5
  • Coordinator: Mike Parker Pearson
  • Prerequisite:
  • Handbook: please see Moodle

For registered students


  • Runs every year

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