The Australian Prof. Murray presents a collection of his papers which show how archaeology rose from marginal status in the 1980s to mainstream today. He surveys the development of the subject and discusses what it means in terms of the philosophy and theory of archaeology .
The History and Philosophy of Archeology This volume forms a collection of papers tracking the emergence of the history of archaeology from a subject of marginal status in the 1980s to the mainstream subject which it is today. Professor Timothy Murray's essays have been widely cited and track over 20 years in the development of the subject. The papers are accompanied by a new introduction which surveys the development of the subject over the last 25 years as well as a reflection of what it means for the philosophy of archaeology and theoretical archaeology, both in Australia and internationally. AUTHOR: During his career he has held posts in Britain and Europe as well as Australia, most notably the University of Cambridge, The Institute of Archaeology at UCL, Leiden University and the University of Paris. He now edits the Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. SELLING POINTS: The first time that this collection of essays has been published together All essays are centred on a very popular subject at the moment Suitable for students and university libraries, or for anyone with an interest in the history of archaeology 5 b/w illustrations