As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic discipline of interest to a tiny minority to a topic of increasing interest to the general public. This book explores how archaeologists share information – with specialists from other disciplines working within archaeology, other archaeologists, and a range of non-specialist groups. It emphasises that to adequately address contemporary levels of interest in their subject, archaeologists must work alongside and trust experts with an array of different skills and specializations.

Drawing on case studies from eleven countries, Sharing Archaeology explores a wide range of issues raised as the result of archaeologists’ communication both within and outside the discipline. Examining best practice with wider implications and uses beyond the specified case studies, the chapters in this book raise questions as well as answers, provoking a critical evaluation of how best to interact with varied audiences and enhance sharing of archaeology.

chapter 1|16 pages

Sharing Archaeology

ByPeter G. Stone

chapter 2|19 pages

Sharing Archaeology

An Obligation, Not a Choice
ByPeter G. Stone

chapter 3|11 pages

Crossing Boundaries

ByThilo Rehren

chapter 4|10 pages


Sharing with Whom? A Review of 'Excavation Report of Hezhang Kele Site in 2000'
ByLi Ling

chapter 5|9 pages

Information, Knowledge and Ideas

Archaeological Data and Related Information—Dissemination of Knowledge
ByCao Bingwu

chapter 6|6 pages

Cultural Heritage Management and Public Participation

The Site Preservation of Large-Scale Ancient Cities
ByShan Jixiang

chapter 7|26 pages

Conserving, Managing and Utilizing the World Heritage in China

A Case of Yinxu Site, Anyang City, Henan Province
ByJigen Tang

chapter 11|9 pages

The MATRIX Project (Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXIst Century)

An Approach to the Efficient Sharing of Professional Knowledge and Skills with a Large Audience
ByK. Anne Pyburn, George S. Smith

chapter 13|17 pages

Sharing the Past

Archaeology and Community Engagement in Southern Africa
ByInnocent Pikirayi

chapter 14|13 pages

Involving the Public in Archaeological Fieldwork

How Heritage Protection Policies Do Not Always Serve Public Interests
ByDominic Perring

chapter 15|19 pages

How to Share Archaeological Excavation in Situ with the Public

A Case Study from Nanwang Site in Shandong Province, China
ByJialing Fan

chapter 16|16 pages

Working with Communities to Share Cultural Knowledge through Tourism

Principles and Practice
ByLyn Leader-Elliott

chapter 17|8 pages

Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future

The Work of Heritage Watch in Cambodia
ByDougald O'Reilly

chapter 18|15 pages

Illicit Trafficking in Antiques and Sharing Archaeology to Combat the Trade

An Example from India
BySurendra Pachauri

chapter 19|9 pages

Archaeology and Newspaper Reports

A Case Study of Japan
ByAkira Matsuda

chapter 20|14 pages

Performing Places

ByMike Pearson

chapter 21|7 pages

Sharing Archaeology

Some Concluding Thoughts
ByMike Corbishley