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Doing archaeology in popular culture

Holtorf, Cornelius LU (2004) In The Interplay of Past and Present.
Abstract
The popular image of archaeology and what archaeologists do is based on various clichés which emphasise, among other things, adventurous fieldwork, the discovery of treasures and historical detective work. Although archaeologists may see themselves differently, their image in popular culture reveals a lot about how the subject is perceived and why it is so widely appreciated at present. I suggest that archaeologists ought to assess the potential social benefits of their popular image and address them explicitly in their work.
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treasure, Archaeology, discovery, detective work, public archaeology, popular culture, underground
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The Interplay of Past and Present.
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Södertörns högskola
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English
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  series       = {The Interplay of Past and Present.},
  title        = {Doing archaeology in popular culture},
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