A Brief History of Field Archaeology in the UK: The Academy, the Profession and the Amateur

  • Alexander J. Hunt


This chapter looks at the historical context of archaeological research within and outside the walls of the academy in the UK. Focusing on the gradual emergence of a scientific approach, and then the development of a conservation rationale for archaeological investigation – and associated ‘professionalisation’ – I examine the changing dynamics of the discipline.


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