Aftermath: Readings in the Archaeology of Recent Conflict by John Schofield

By John Schofield

Aftermath: Readings in modern clash Archaeology
John Schofield, English history, Swindon, UK

Conflict and Battlefield Archaeology is a starting to be and demanding box in archaeology, with implications at the country of the realm this day: how humanity has ready for, reacted to, and handled the implications of clash at a countrywide and foreign point. because the box grows, there's an expanding want for examine and improvement during this area.

Written by way of some of the most fashionable students during this box of starting to be curiosity, Aftermath, deals a transparent and significant review to investigate within the box. it's going to turn into a vital resource of knowledge for students already excited about clash archaeology in addition to these simply commencing to discover the sphere. It bargains entry to formerly hard-to-find yet very important study.

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The Museum also has an important political role in the District’s redevelopment, as well as acting as a conduit for narratives and personal accounts (publishing some of its own works and selling others), oral history, sound archives, and artefacts, such as those from archaeological excavations undertaken by the University of Cape Town in recent years. It was also closely involved in a public sculpture project in 1997, designed in part to reclaim the district. The Museum is interactive. Former residents are encouraged to sign a cloth, which is later embroidered.

Conservation Practice in England Turning to more practical matters, and specifically the question of how recent military remains can be conserved, I will outline the staged approach taken by English Heritage towards the evaluation of recent military sites in England in the period c. 1996–2005, something I will also return to in later chapters. There are two main stages to this: First, how to assess the resource – how we can begin to appreciate its extent and diversity, and from that the relative importance of its component parts.

Contemporary photographs are a further and powerful medium in interpreting atrocities of the Holocaust. At Auschwitz-Birkenau, photographs set up on two small exhibition boards form part of a collection known as the Auschwitz Album. These include the only known photographs of people arriving at Birkenau, ‘waiting, bewildered and uncertain, before being taken to their deaths’ (Gilbert 1998: 160– 161). … The pictures were put in an album with neatly inscribed introductory captions, the first of which read: ‘Resettlement of the Jews from Hungary’.

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