Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past turns what is usually seen as a method for investigating the distant past onto the present. In doing so, it reveals fresh ways of looking both at ourselves and modern society as well as the discipline of archaeology.
This volume represents the most recent research in this area and examines a variety of contexts including:
* Art Deco
* landfills
* miner strikes
* college fraternities
* an abandoned council house.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 8|14 pages

Archaeology of the Colorado Coal Field War 1913–1914

The Ludlow Collective

chapter 10|5 pages

Bodies of evidence

chapter 15|4 pages

Presencing absence

chapter 16|14 pages

The archaeology of the contemporary past

Laurent Olivier (translated by Vérène Grieshaber)

chapter 17|3 pages