By Rodney Harrison
After Modernity summarizes archaeological methods to the modern previous, and indicates a brand new schedule for the archaeology of overdue sleek societies. The relevant concentration is the archaeology of constructed, de-industrialized societies throughout the moment half the 20th century and the start of the twenty-first. this era encompasses the top of the chilly battle and the start of the 'internet age', a interval which sits firmly inside what we might realize to be a interval of 'lived and residing memory'. Rodney Harrison and John Schofield discover how archaeology can tell the learn of this period of time and the examine of our personal society via particular case stories and an in-depth precis of the present literature. After Modernity attracts jointly cross-disciplinary views on modern fabric tradition experiences, and develops a brand new schedule for the research of the materiality of overdue smooth societies.
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G. Funari and Zarankin 2006; Zarankin and Funari 2008), which is connected closely with work in the field of forensic archaeology through its focus on the recovery of that which has been concealed and made forgotten, alongside the contemporary politics of memory. Similarly, Ballbe´ and Steadman (2008) describe the growth of forensic archaeology in Spain alongside human rights investigations associated with the Spanish Civil War (see also Gonza´lez-Ruibal 2007). The role of ‘remembering’ in the archaeology of the contemporary past will be discussed in more detail in Chapters 4 and 5.
Including assessments of resource waste and proposed methods of waste minimization, measures of diet and nutrition, evaluations of household participation in 26 A Disciplinary (Pre)History recycling programs, identification of household-level sources of hazardous wastes, cross-validation of census counts of minority populations, and providing base data for the design of new ‘environmentally friendly’ packages. (Rathje 2001: 63) The Garbage Project is one of the longest running studies in the archaeology of the contemporary past, and has involved the meticulous excavation and documentation of garbage dumps and land fills, and the comparison of excavated data with questionnaire data and statistics on consumption and use of food and consumer goods.
Work by French anthropologists on the ‘anthropology of techniques’ was introduced to an English-reading audience by an article written by anthropologist Pierre Lemonnier for the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology in 1986 (see also Lemonnier 1992). g. 1985, 1989; Roux, Bril, and Dietrich 1995) had an impact across the channel on British archaeologists working on recent archaeological contexts. g. g. g. Moore 1986; David, Sterner, and Gavua 1988) ethnoarchaeological literature and research. The history of ethnoarchaeology and its relationship with archaeology in more general terms is discussed in detail by David and Kramer (2001: 14–31).
After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past by Rodney Harrison