ABSTRACT

In Chapter 1, I gave a simple defi nition of archaeology, that it ‘is the study of how people in different places in the past have behaved through the physical evidence that they have left behind’. I went on to add that archaeology as practised ‘is also concerned with managing and interpreting the remains of the past’. Managing the remains of the past is often described as a specialist area of work within archaeology, known as heritage management, and includes conserving sites, protecting archaeological remains, interpreting archaeology to the public, managing historic attractions and recording sites.