The Constructed Past (Hardcover)

Experimental Archaeology, Education and the Public (One World Archaeology #36)

By Philippe Planel (Editor), Peter G. Stone (Editor)

Routledge, 9780415117685, 303pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 1999

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Paperback (10/31/2012)

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The Constructed Past presents group of powerful images of the past, termed in the book construction sites. At these sites, full scale, three-dimensional images of the past have been created for a variety of reasons including archaeological experimentation, tourism and education.
Using various case studies, the contributors frankly discuss the aims, problems and mistakes experienced with reconstruction. They encourage the need for on-going experimentation and examine the various uses of the sites; political, economical and educational.