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Author Schofield, John, 1948-
Title Archaeological practice in Great Britain : a heritage handbook / John Schofield, John Carman, Paul Belford.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2011.

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Author Schofield, John, 1948-
Series World Archaeological Congress cultural heritage manual series
World Archaeological Congress cultural heritage manual series.
Subject Archaeology -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Alt Name Carman, John, 1952-
Belford, Paul.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 227 pages) : color illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Archaeological Practice in Great Britain; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction to Great Britain; On Knowing Where You Are; Finding Your Way Around; Climate, Clothing and Weather; British Life; Political Boundaries and Related Matters; Myths of British Identity; Britons and the Second World War; Some Points About Verbal Exchanges; Archaeology as Part of British Life; Politics and the Past; Social Aspects of Archaeology in Britain; The Tea Hut; Employment Matters; Finding Somewhere to Live; Having (Even More) Fun; How to Use This Book.
Stonehenge, Avebury and the Phenomenon of the MegalithicThe Bronze Age (4,000-3,200 BP); The Iron Age (3200 bp to ad 43, but Variable by Region); The Romano-British Period (ad 43-410); The Post-Roman Period (ad 410 to c. 1000); The Middle Ages (ad 1000-1550); Post-Medieval and Industrial (ad 1550-1900); The Twentieth Century and Beyond (ad 1900-2011); My Favourite Twentieth-Century Heritage Site: The Oasis, Endell Street (London); Pulling It All Together: The Idea of Landscape; Underwater Remains, Crash Sites and Wrecks; Doggerland: A Lost European Country; Landscape.
Why Landscapes MatterSummary; References and Further Reading; General; Palaeolithic; Mesolithic; Neolithic and Bronze Age; Iron Age; Roman; Post-Roman; Medieval; Post-Medieval and Industrial; The 20th Century and Beyond; Maritime Landscapes; Landscapes; Chapter 4: Legal and Administrative Frameworks; An Historical Overview; Legislation Today; Treasure; Who Does What?; The Planning System; The State and National Bodies; Listing; Scheduling; Overlap; So What Do Staff in the National Agencies Actually Do?; What an Inspector Does?; The Decline of State Authority.
The National Trust and National Trust for ScotlandHeritage and the National Trust: A Personal View; The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF); Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales; Council for British Archaeology (CBA); The Four C's: Curators, Contractors, Consultants and Clients; The Rise of Commercial Archaeology; Curators; Contractors; Consultants; Clients; Museums and the Higher Education Sector; Museums; Higher Education Sector; Professionalism in Archaeology; Why You Should Join the IfA; Non-professional Archaeologists, Enthusiasts and the Public.
Summary The heritage sector is now one of Britain's bigger industries, in terms of income generation and jobs (over 460,000 at the last count). It is also a popular industry to work in, attracting prospective employees from the home countries and from overseas. Yet, surprisingly, there is virtually no comprehensive overview from which to begin one's preparation. This manual intends to meet that need, telling readers a little about a lot, and thus complementing the many sources that provide further colour and detail. The Heritage Handbook is a unique 'user guide' to practicing archaeology and working in the cultural heritage sector within the diverse settings of Great Britain, comprising of: England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The Heritage Handbook is different to other textbooks. Presented in an accessible style, with a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography and lists of useful websites, this book is written specifically as a sourcebook for budding archaeologists and other heritage practitioners, while providing useful context and information for those working elsewhere in the heritage sector, away from the 'coalface'. The three main authors have very different but complementary backgrounds, and in writing this book they have taken responsibility for the topics they know best. Other professionals with particular areas of expertise contribute short sections on particular (and often practical) subjects such as health and safety. Throughout, the specific contexts and differences between the various component nations and regions of Great Britain will be made clear, as will the similarities.
Note English.
ISBN 9780387094533 (electronic bk.)
0387094539 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-0-387-09453-3
OCLC # 755089586
Additional Format Print version: Schofield, John. Archaeological practice in Great Britain. New York : Springer, 2011 (DLC) 2011928681

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