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The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean are some of the most politically charged regions. Historically, they have played a formative role in the birth of archaeology as a discipline. Archaeology Under Fire addresses archaeology's role in current political issues, including the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, the division of Cyprus, and 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 can only enhance this aim. A. Bernard Knapp, University of Glasgow, UK; Sophia Antoniadou, University of Edinburgh, UK; Kostas Kotsakis University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Keith Brown, University of

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415164702
ISBN-10: 0415164702
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lynn Meskell

Lynn Meskell is Research Fellow at New College, Oxford. She has undertaken fieldwork in Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. Her research interests include Egyptian and Mediterranean archaeologies, the application of feminist theory and sociopolitics to archaeology and she has written extensively on these subjects.

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