The archaeology of the early twentieth century is truly the archaeology of ‘us’ and the social and economic conflicts that have shaped our recent history. Today’s society is not divorced from the experiences of the early twentieth century; racism and economic and social inequality are all issues that continue to shape today’s social discourse. While younger generations may draw upon the early twentieth century to provide fuel for today’s social lessons and debates, the generations that experienced the recent past first-hand are still among us. The early twentieth century is a very recent past . . . the past of our parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents, many of whom are still alive.