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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Archaeology & Museum Studies. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. Debating Archaeological Empiricism: The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence.The inclusion of differing perspectives in this collection mirrors the conceptual landscape that characterizes the discipline, contributing to the theoretical debate in archaeology and classical studies. As well as giving an important snapshot of the practical as well as theoretical uses of materiality in archaeologies today, this volume looks to the future of archaeology as an empirical discipline.

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  2. Roman archaeology and Romano-British studies today

    Adam Rogers, author of The Archaeology of Roman Britain: Biography and Identity, discusses his research and his thoughts on the present and future of Roman and Romano-British archaeology. 

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  3. Contentious Artifacts, Contentious Histories: Why Histories of Egyptology (and Archaeology) Matter

    William Carruthers, editor of  Histories of Egyptology:  Interdisciplinary Measures, discusses his research and the complicated ethics of buying and selling ancient artifacts. 

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  4. Author Innes McCartney on how shipwrecks reveal history

    Innes McCartney author of The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflict: Comparing the Archaeology of German Submarine Wrecks to the Historical Text, discusses his research reveals how the study of shipwrecks can reshape our understanding of past events. 

  5. Ken Taylor on the human side of heritage conservation

    Ken Taylor, co-editor of  Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, discusses the interdependence between people, their social structures and ecosystems, and landscape conservation.

     

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.

  7. Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses

    Routledge is delighted to announce the publication of Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses, edited by  Harald A. Mieg and Heike Oevermann.  This book explores the conservation and change of industrial heritage sites in transformation, presenting and examining ten European and Asian case studies. Read more

  8. Sharing Archaeology: Academe, Practice and the Public

    "This volume provides an outlet for ‘new’ perspectives on the growing field of public archaeology from areas currently underrepresented in the literature. Its broad mix of case studies and empirical chapters offer students and practicing professionals information to improve understanding of the ways that information is shared between stakeholders. The wide range of topics will do much to increase the ways that writers integrate regional perspectives in global issues." – Joe Watkins, University of Oklahoma, USA  

  9. Now Available - Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management

    Routledge is pleased to announce the publication of Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management: State of the Art and Future Perspectives. This book evaluates rock-art conservation in an holistic way, bringing together researchers from across the world to share experiences of work in progress or recently completed.  Read more...

  10. Free to View: Special Issues of Museum Management and Curatorship

    Routledge is delighted to announce that selected special issues of Museum Management and Curatorship, are free to view in their entirety for the month of September. 

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