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New publication: Archaeology’s place in education: under threat or an opportunity?

Posted on 29 May 2020

Don Henson publishes an article in the European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies

Cover of the European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies

Associate Lecturer Dr Don Henson has published a new article on archaeology and education.

Abstract:

While archaeology is a popular subject with the public, it is seldom accepted as having any purpose other than curiosity or entertainment. As a result, it is somewhat marginalised within formal education. This paper will explore some of the tensions between acceptance and dismissal of archaeology in the education system in the UK, and how this has changed over time. The focus will be on changes since the 1980s and will include school, university and adult education. It will also reflect on how we might position ourselves for the future. An example of how to devise educational resources for schools will be given based on the Mesolithic site of Star Carr.

 

 

Available here:

“Archaeology’s place in education: under threat or an opportunity?”,
European Journal of post-Classical Archaeologies 10: 91-106

http://www.postclassical.it/PCA_Vol.10.html