Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East


The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean are one of the most politically charged regions in which archaeology is implicated. Historically, they played a formative role in the birth of archaeology as a discipline. Archaeology Under Fire addresses archaeology's role in current political issues, as in the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, the division of Cyprus, or the continued destruction of Beirut. The contributors consider the positive role of the past, as a means of reconciliation, whether it be in Turkey, Israel, or the Gulf. They advocate a responsible global archaeology and an awareness of contemporary issues which can only enhance this aim.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • A. Bernard Knapp
  • Sophia Antoniadou
  • Kostas Kotsakis
  • K. S. Brown
  • Douglass W. Bailey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998


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