publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Public archaeology in Canada

Joanne Lea; Karolyn E. Smardz;
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  • Published: 31 Jan 2017 Journal: Antiquity, volume 74, pages 141-146 (issn: 0003-598X, eissn: 1745-1744, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
Public Archaeology in Canada has taken a number of forms over the years, starting with the excavations conducted by publicly funded agencies and museums in the mid-twentieth century. These were sometimes carried out in order to facilitate the reconstruction of historic sites deemed of federal, provincial, or municipal significance, usually for combined scholarly and touristic purposes. The multi-year research programs initiated at Quebec City, those at Fortress Louisbourg, and at numerous other military sites across the country all may be deemed “archaeology in the public interest,” (a term so aptly used for naming the Center for the Study of Archaeology in the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Excavation, Public interest, Archaeology of the Americas, Fortress (chess)
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