Links: going beyond cultural property

John Carman

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    3 Citations (Scopus)
    186 Downloads (Pure)


    Taking as its start-point a radical intervention in the field of archaeology
    and heritage—one that laid down a direct challenge to the unspoken
    discourse of property relations inherent in our management of cultural
    resources—this article considers how much has changed since that
    intervention. In particular, the article considers developments in the manner
    of legal regulation of archaeological heritage, the adoption of ideas from
    economics, and relations with communities that have taken place in
    archaeology. It identifies differences between the rhetoric of commentators
    and practitioners and their actual practice that we need to address if we
    seek truly to turn our field into one that serves the wider community rather
    than merely telling others how to be.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)164-183
    Number of pages19
    JournalArchaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress
    Issue number1
    Early online date11 Apr 2018
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


    • Cultural property
    • Ownership
    • Law
    • Economics
    • community


    Dive into the research topics of 'Links: going beyond cultural property'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this