From Stonehenge to Las Vegas

From Stonehenge to Las Vegas

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Using wide-ranging examples and compelling images to support his often controversial theses, including the assertion that the past is a renewable resource, Cornelius Holtorf merges archaeological and cultural theory to take readers on an erudite tour of these intersections. Deliberately blurring the borders between past people and present meanings, this ambitious project seeks no less than the redefinition of the term archaeology. Equal parts amusing, infuriating, provocative and thought-provoking, this work will interest students and teachers in archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies and human geography, as well as professionals in heritage management and museums.A loud victory cry rang out over the Koyukuk Valley. ... at the same time as both geology and archaeology began their own quests into the deep (see Ebeling 2004; Thomas 2004: 150-54, 158) ... One oral history manual, which encouraged workers to find themselves by investigating the history of their own workplaces and toanbsp;...

Title:From Stonehenge to Las Vegas
Author:Cornelius Holtorf
Publisher:Altamira Pr - 2005


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