Historical Archaeology

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 213–214 | Cite as

Key Concepts in Public Archaeology

Gabriel Moshenska (editor), UCL Press, London, UK, 2017. 238 pp., 19 figs., 6 tables, list of contributors, index. $40.00 cloth (free download from UCL Press)
  • V. Camille WestmontEmail author
Book Review

Gabriel Moshenska’s newest contribution, Key Concepts in Public Archaeology, excels at exploring applied public archaeology from varied and diverse perspectives. Each chapter incorporates case studies that illustrate the goals set forth in this publication. A review of the table of contents demonstrates the volume is organized into concise, discrete snapshots of various facets of public archaeology.

Moshenska’s introduction highlights the complexities of public archaeology. Since public archaeology is many things for many people, the author chooses to organize the publication into seven categories. The introduction ends with a forward-facing discussion of the future of the field with an emphasis on promoting interdisciplinarity and increased data within the practice of public archaeology.

In the second chapter, Suzie Thomas introduces the reader to community archaeology. Acknowledging that the term “community archaeology” is complicated, she moves into a discussion on the diversity of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkU.S.A.

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