Orphan Heritage: Issues in Managing the Heritage of the Great War in Northern France and Belgium
Author: Price, Jon
Source: Journal of Conflict Archaeology, Volume 1, Number 1, 2005 , pp. 181-196(16)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This paper summarises recent developments in the field of Great War archaeology and examines solutions to the issues raised. The Great War is recent enough to be modern, but far enough back to be beyond living memory. As such, its material remains have become the province of archaeology, which raises two issues. Firstly, that the heritage is "owned" by people distant from the territories that contain the material, an issue exacerbated by modernity and derivation through conflict of the material. Secondly, the issue of what kind of archaeology is suitable for dealing with this material, and which archaeologists should do it.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-11-01