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Rewriting history : changing perceptions of the archaeological past / D.W. Harding.

By: Harding, D.W.
Language: eng.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020Description: xviii, 293 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780198817734.Subject(s): Archaeology -- Great Britain -- Methodology -- History | Archaeology -- Philosophy | Archaeology -- Historiography | Historiography | Archaeology -- Methodology | Great BritainDDC classification: 930.1 Summary: In 'Re-writing History,' Dennis Harding addresses contemporary concerns about information and its interpretation. His focus is on the archaeology of prehistoric and early historic Britain, and the transformation over two centuries and more in the interpretation of the archaeological heritage by changes in the prevailing political, social, and intellectual climate. Far from being topics of concern only to academics, the way in which seemingly innocuous issues such as cultural diffusion or social reconstruction in the remote past are studied and presented reflects important shifts in contemporary thinking that challenge long-accepted conventions of free speech and debate. Some issues are highly controversial, such as the proposals for the Stonehenge World Heritage sites. Others challenge long-held popular myths like the deconstruction of the Celts, and by extension the Picts.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In 'Re-writing History,' Dennis Harding addresses contemporary concerns about information and its interpretation. His focus is on the archaeology of prehistoric and early historic Britain, and the transformation over two centuries and more in the interpretation of the archaeological heritage by changes in the prevailing political, social, and intellectual climate. Far from being topics of concern only to academics, the way in which seemingly innocuous issues such as cultural diffusion or social reconstruction in the remote past are studied and presented reflects important shifts in contemporary thinking that challenge long-accepted conventions of free speech and debate. Some issues are highly controversial, such as the proposals for the Stonehenge World Heritage sites. Others challenge long-held popular myths like the deconstruction of the Celts, and by extension the Picts.

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