Publisher description for An introduction to museum archaeology / Hedley Swain.


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An Introduction to Museum Archaeology provides a comprehensive survey and synthesis of all aspects of current museum practice in relation to the discipline of archaeology. Divided into four separate but related parts it begins with a discussion of what is meant by museums, archaeology and museum archaeology and a brief survey of its history, legal foundation and global geographic spread. This is an essential text for anyone studying museums, archaeology or cultural heritage and a reference for those working in these fields.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Archaeological museums and collections.
Archaeological museums and collections -- Management.
Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Museum techniques.