By John Schofield
Aftermath: Readings in modern clash Archaeology
John Schofield, English background, Swindon, UK
Conflict and Battlefield Archaeology is a turning out to be and demanding box in archaeology, with implications at the kingdom of the area this day: how humanity has ready for, reacted to, and handled the implications of clash at a countrywide and foreign point. because the box grows, there's an expanding want for learn and improvement during this area.
Written through probably the most famous students during this box of becoming curiosity, Aftermath, deals a transparent and critical review to investigate within the box. it's going to turn into a necessary resource of knowledge for students already thinking about clash archaeology in addition to these simply beginning to discover the sector. It deals entry to formerly hard-to-find yet very important learn.
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G. Hicks and Beaudry 2006), and as we move into the twenty-first century, its status as history and its cultural significance will become even more obvious and more consensual. This concerns not just military remains and the traces of industry, but the entire landscape (Penrose 2007); as Samuel has said (1994), the notion of heritage is serving to modernise and update what constitutes the historical, as well as extending its social base. English Heritage views recent military remains as an important part of this wider heritage.
Second, how should military remains and other structures synonymous with the two World Wars and the Cold War, as well as those of civil conflict, be presented to a multi-cultural and multi-national audience embracing both veterans and the very young? Finally, if we should preserve some of these sites and structures, on what basis can such a selection be made, and what form of protection is most appropriate for conserving, on the one hand, redundant military structures, and on the other, the many buildings which remain in use?
Second is the ‘lessons from history’ argument that the social injustice of the forced removals must be kept in the past. There is also the hope that lessons from South Africa will eventually attain wider geographical and geopolitical significance and influence. Third is that increasingly people want to know about the recent past, and in particular about the momentous events of the twentieth century. What happened in South Africa under the apartheid regime constitutes a major episode in recent world history, and District Six tells that story arguably better than anywhere else (but see below, for reference to Robben Island).
Aftermath: Readings in the Archaeology of Recent Conflict by John Schofield