From Stonehenge to Las Vegas: Archaeology as Popular Culture

From Stonehenge to Las Vegas: Archaeology as Popular Culture

Cornelius Holtorf


Indiana Jones. Lara Croft. Archaeologist as people hero, detective, treasure hunter. The which means of items lower than the skin. The existence historical past of Stonehenge. Las Vegas' Luxor resort. Copies of artifacts as modern kitch. The connections among archaeology and modern tradition are never-ending. Cornelius Holtorf merges archaeological and cultural conception to take readers on an erudite travel of those intersections, utilizing wide-ranging examples and compelling pictures to help his usually debatable theses. intentionally blurring the borders among past people and present meanings, this formidable undertaking seeks a minimum of the redefinition of the time period "archaeology." equivalent elements fun, infuriating, and provocative, this paintings will curiosity scholars and academics in archaeology, anthropology, cultural experiences and human geography, in addition to pros in background administration and museums.

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