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World Archaeological Congress Cultural Heritage Manual Series

Digging It Up Down Under

A Practical Guide to Doing Archaeology in Australia

Authors: Smith, Claire, Burke, Heather

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World Archaeological Congress Cultural Hertiage Manual series

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Digging it up Down Under

by Claire Smith and Heather Burke, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

What are the secrets to successful archaeology in Australia? What traps are there for the novice archaeologist? How can a hill be a sacred site? Who holds the best repositories of historical documents? What skills and qualities do archaeological consultancy firms look for? What is it that everyone else knows that you don’t?

This book contains the answers to these questions, and more. Whether you are a graduate student seeking to gain overseas experience, a volunteer wanting to learn more about archaeology by working on a real site, or a professional archaeologist interested in gaining employment, this volume provides a unique introduction to undertaking archaeology in an Australian setting.

Grounded in the social, political and ethical issues that inform Australian archaeology today, Digging it up Down Under includes advice on the local legislative situation, relevant codes of ethics, definitions of artifacts and sites, and the history and characteristic features of the occupation of the continent by both Aboriginal and European people. Professional archaeologists provide their personal tips for working in each state and territory, dealing with a living heritage, working with Aboriginal peoples, and coping with Australian conditions. This book also includes practical advice on finding funding, local practices, getting published, and having fun—all with the aim of making you better equipped to undertake archaeology in the land down under.

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"Smith and Burke have produced an interesting and engaging introduction to doing archaeology in Australia, not just in terms of procedure, but also its historical, ethical, and social contexts. And the authors do so in a way that not only addresses the needs of professional archaeologists, but also, through the scope and style of the volume, makes a great deal of information accessible to students, Indigenous communities, heritage managers, and non-government organisations ... ." (George Nicholas, Australian Archaeology, Vol. 68, June, 2009)

Digging It Up Down Under often reads like an archaeologist's edition of The Rough Guide to Australia... This volume clearly provides the local knowledge necessary to prepare any archaeologist (or student, or volunteer) for a field season or job in the Land Down Under....the greatest appeal of this volume is its potential to help further engage archaeologists – no matter where they work - in cross-cultural discussions about their roles as cultural heritage managers. (Lynda Carroll, Historical Archaeology 44:2 Spring 2010)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digging It Up Down Under
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Doing Archaeology in Australia
Authors
Series Title
World Archaeological Congress Cultural Heritage Manual Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35263-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35263-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-35260-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-75700-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 325
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