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No future in archaeological heritage management?

Högberg, A; Holtorf, C; May, S; Wollentz, G; (2018) No future in archaeological heritage management? World Archaeology , 49 (5) pp. 639-647. 10.1080/00438243.2017.1406398. Green open access

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Abstract

Although the future is mentioned frequently in overarching aims and visions, and it is a major drive in the daily work of archaeological heritage managers and indeed heritage professionals more generally, it remains unclear precisely how an overall commitment to the future can best inform specific heritage practices. It seems that most archaeologists and other heritage professionals cannot easily express how they conceive of the future they work for, and how their work will impact on that future. The future tends to remain implicit in daily practice which operates in a continuing, rolling present. The authors argue that this needs to change because present-day heritage management may be much less beneficial for the future than we commonly expect.

Type: Article
Title: No future in archaeological heritage management?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2017.1406398
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2017.1406398
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Archaeological practice, conservation ethos, future consciousness, heritage futures
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044212
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