Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology...

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Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   February 23, 1996
ISBN  0521558395
Pages  344

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Archaeology has often been put to political use, particularly by nationalists. This timely collection ranges from propaganda purposes served by archaeology in the Nazi state to lesser-known instances of ideological archaeology elsewhere. A distinguished group of international scholars highlights common threads in these experiences, arguing that archaeologists need to be more sophisticated about the use and abuse of their studies. The book raises cogent questions concerning not only archaeology, but also history and anthropology in general.

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