This section provides a comparison of US Cultural Resource Management (CRM) in terms of how it contrasts with or reflects aspects of British practice. The author – as is evident from his institutional affiliation – is based in Britain, he is British by birth, and the comparison will be undertaken largely from a British perspective. This is not to suggest that British practice in managing archaeology is in any way better than US practice, but key differences can be easily identified to highlight the distinctiveness of US practices while at the same time locating them within the broader international discourse of which they form an important and formative element. Tasking such a comparative approach serves to de-normalise what we so often take for granted as ‘givens’ in the way we treat archaeological material and think of the past.
|Title of host publication||Open Textbook on American Archaeology|
|Publication status||Submitted - 2018|