Matériel Culture: The Archaeology of 20th Century Conflict


Mateacute;riel culture encompasses the material remains of conflict, from buildings and monuments to artefacts and militia, as well as human remains. This collection of essays, from an international range of contributors, illustrates the diversity in this material record, highlights the difficulties and challenges in preserving, presenting and interpreting it, and above all demonstrates the significant role mateacute;riel culture can play in contemporary society.Among the many studies are:* the 'culture of shells'* the archaeology of nuclear testing grounds* Cambodia's 'killing fields'* the Berlin Wall* and the biography of a medal*the reappearance of Argentina's 'disappeared'*World War II concentration camps.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John William Gray Johnson Schofield
  • Colleen M. Beck
  • John Carman
  • Nicholas J. Saunders
  • Roger Leech
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002


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