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

  • Alexander J. Hunt

Abstract

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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Hunt Excavation Cambrian Harness 

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