Tagged: Pop Culture

Archaeology (is/ought to be) Pop Culture?

Archaeology (is/ought to be) Pop Culture?

There’s an odd debate piece in Antiquity this month between Kristian Kristiansen and Cornelius Holtorf. On the sur­face it’s about the archae­ology as pop­u­lar cul­ture idea which Holtorf has been devel­op­ing over the past few years. Unfortunately I’m not sure the debate makes much sense in those terms, but I’m not entirely clear what it is about.

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Photo (cc) Vik Nanda Architectural his­tory, land­scape his­tory, even coastal his­tory all have their place, but when they so dom­in­ate the ter­rain that his­tory on tele­vi­sion is reduced to an end­less heli­copter shot of the Dover cliffs, then some­thing has…