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  • Greg Bailey
  • Cassie Newland
  • Anna Nilsson
  • John Schofield
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalCambridge Archaeological Journal
Volume19
Issue number1
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DatePublished - 19 Jan 2009

Abstract

In July 2006 archaeologists from the University of Bristol and Atkins Heritage embarked on a contemporary archaeology project with a difference. We ‘excavated’ an old (1991) Ford Transit van, used by archaeologists and later by works and maintenance teams at the Ironbridge Museum. The object: to see what can be learnt from a very particular, common and characteristic type of contemporary place; to establish what archaeologists and archaeology can contribute to understanding the way society, and specifically we as archaeologists, use and inhabit these places; and to challenge and critique archaeologies of the contemporary past. In this report we describe our excavation and situate it within a wider debate about research practice in contemporary archaeology.

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  • Archaeology of the Contemporary World, Transit Van, Material Culture

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  • PolicyBristol

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