infrequently had to settle for the
museum as a second best, rather than as their intended outcome.
j 157 J
W o me n an d Muse ums, 18 50–19 1 4
Women, fieldwork and museums: the social organisation of
Women’s roles within archaeology and anthropology in the nineteenth
century were not static, of course, but developed in response to the
emerging disciplines themselves, as well as other sociocultural factors.
Compared to natural history and science, any professionalisation drive
was much less explicitly geared to defeminising the disciplines, but the
presents an overview of the site since the removal of the 1702 house,
and particularly focuses upon the archaeological projects that have
taken place during the last 150 years – namely that of
Halliwell-Phillipps and Dig for Shakespeare. These projects, although
separated in time, were conceived with the same intention: to
investigate the site of New Place in order to reveal evidence of
Forensic and archaeological approaches to locating the remains of Holocaust victims
Caroline Sturdy Colls
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Israel’, in U. Rebhun and C. Waxman (eds), Jews in Israel: Contemporary
Social and Cultural Patterns (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press,
2004), pp. 394–417.
25 R. Bernbeck and S. Pollack, ‘Grabe, Wo Du Stehst!: an archaeology of perpetrators’, in Y. Hamilakis and P. Duke (eds), Archaeology and Capitalism: From
Ethics to Politics (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2009), pp. 217–31.
26 M. Schudrich, ‘Legal issues’, paper presented at the IHRA Killing
Sites –Research and Remembrance
In the way of development: Tara, the M3
and the Celtic Tiger
The destruction of the past, or rather of the social mechanisms that link one’s
contemporary experience to that of earlier generations, is one of the most
characteristic and eerie phenomena of the late 20th century. (Hobsbawm, 1994:3)
My wife and I were fortunate to attend the reception in Dublin Castle to celebrate the inauguration of Michael D. Higgins as President of Ireland. There we
fell into conversation with an affable and impressive young man who, in reply
English county historical societies since the nineteenth century
identified over a thousand historical, archaeological
and kindred societies in the United Kingdom.2 This figure does not
include the 67 national societies and 54 societies covering more than
one county also identified in the same survey. This was an increase in
numbers from a previous survey, conducted by S. E. Harcup in 1965,
that had listed around 800 such societies for the British Isles.3 The
majority of those listed were local societies, specific to a town, county
or region. Allowing for problems of comparability and definition,
the impression is of an active and
An archaeological perspective on the use of recipe books
13 For an example which incorporates most of these, see J. Unwin,
‘Conspicuous consumption: how to organise a feast’, in J. Symonds (ed.),
Table Settings: The Material Culture and Social Context of Dining, AD
1700–1900 (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010), pp. 41–51.
14 L. Weatherill, ‘A possession of one’s own: women and consumer behaviour
in England, 1660–1740’, Journal of British Studies, 25:2 (1986), 131–56; P.
Shackel, Personal Discipline and Material Culture: An Archaeology of
Annapolis, Maryland, 1695–1870 (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press,
and are consequently difficult to find
in the archaeological record. Similarly, vegetables are grossly under-
represented, especially as they should be harvested before they produce
Castles and Colonists
seeds. They are usually visible only in waterlogged preservation conditions and require more specialized methods of recovery and analysis.
The types of food eaten on sites like Kilcolman are usually known from
documentary sources, which reveal social and cultural differences in diet.
Fynes Moryson mentioned
or debacle?’, University of Hawai’i Law Review, 22 (2000), 545–68; K. S.
Fine-Dare, Grave Injustice: The American Indian Repatriation Movement
and NAGPRA (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002); J. Watkins,
‘Becoming American or becoming Indian? NAGPRA, Kennewick and
cultural affiliation’, Journal of SocialArchaeology, 4:1 (2004), 60–80.
20 See www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/about-wac/codes-of-ethics/
168-vermillion (accessed 16 October 2014).
21 Zimmerman, ‘Made radical by my own’, pp. 60–7; E. Williams and
D. Johnston, ‘The
The site of New Place from the prehistoric to the early medieval period
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postcolonial theory and archaeological/historical research, I
demonstrate not only the necessity for broadening our ideas on what
constitutes resistance and for whom, but also the subsequent need to
develop a newer model of the frontier – a model which moves
away from the idea of frontiers as temporally and spatially
circumscribed, to one which accounts for the invisibilities