Doing public participatory archaeology with “difficult” conflict heritage

Experiences from Finnish Lapland and the Scottish Highlands

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Abstract

Public participatory archaeology can take many forms, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to engaging with communities and non-professional enthusiasts. Similarly, not all archaeological heritage is the same, and some comes with the label of ‘difficult’, ‘contested’ or ‘dark’ heritage. Particularly, in this article I explore how archaeological heritage that is connected with periods of conflict, namely the Second World War, fares in the sphere of public archaeology. My case studies from Scotland and Finland also illustrate very different community heritage models, and I reflect on the role of the public archaeologist in these scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPost Classical Archaeologies
Volume9
Pages (from-to)147-167
Number of pages21
ISSN2039-7895
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventParticipatory research in Archaeology : Archaeology for the future? - Canale di Tenno , Riva del Garda, Italy
Duration: 9 Apr 201815 Apr 2018
http://www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/dbc-news/spring-school-9-15-aprile-2018-participatory-research-in-archaeology-archaeology-for-the-future-canale-di-tenno-riva-del-garda-mag-trentino/

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

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