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Collision or Collaboration

Archaeology Encounters Economic Development

  • Peter G. Gould
  • K. Anne Pyburn

Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pablo Alonso González, Alfredo Macías Vázquez, Jesús Fernández Fernández
    Pages 153-170
  3. K. Anne Pyburn
    Pages 189-199
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


Archaeology has an often contentious relationship with the consequences of economic development. Tourism, urban development and natural resource exploitation have generated adverse impact on the archaeological record, indigenous cultures and local communities worldwide.  Over the decades, international conventions, national laws and corporate ventures have sought to address the problems, but too often they have fallen short and immense challenges remain. Looking ahead, the contributions to this volume constitute a global conversation on the most salient issue facing archaeology as it interacts with economic development: Is collision with development still the best course? Or, is a more effective strategy to pursue collaborative relationships with the forces of economic and social change?



archaeology and natural resource exploitation economic development projects and archaeological management ethical practice for professional archaeologists field archaeologists and economic development local communities and archaeological practice international cultural heritage agreement and treaties interactions with business and commercial rescue archaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter G. Gould
    • 1
  • K. Anne Pyburn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

About the editors

Peter G. Gould is a Consulting Scholar at the Penn Cultural Heritage Center of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and is an Adjunct Professor of Archaeology at the American University of Rome.  After a career as an economist and business executive, he received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UK), where he is also an Honorary Lecturer.  His research focuses on the governance and management of economic development projects associated with heritage sites.  He is actively engaged with several non-profit organizations involved in archaeology and heritage. 

K. Anne Pyburn is Provost Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, where she also teaches in the areas of Central Eurasian Studies and Gender Studies.  She also has been Director of the Chou Hiix Project (Belize) since 1990, and the co-Director of the Community Museums in Kyrgyzstan project since 2009.  She is the Vice President of the World Archaeological Congress and General Editor of the One World Archaeology publication series.  A winner of numerous teaching awards and research fellowships, she has published numerous books and articles on meso-American archaeology, the ethics and practice of archaeology, and other topics in archaeology.  She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Collision or Collaboration
  • Book Subtitle Archaeology Encounters Economic Development
  • Editors Peter G. Gould
    K. Anne Pyburn
  • Series Title One World Archaeology
  • Series Abbreviated Title One World Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-44514-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83070-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-44515-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
    Cultural Heritage
    Development Economics
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