After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past

  title={After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past},
  author={Rodney Harrison and J. Schofield},
This book summarizes archaeological approaches to the contemporary past, and suggests a new agenda for the archaeology of late modern societies. The principal focus is the archaeology of developed, de-industrialized societies during the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. This period encompasses the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the 'internet age', a period which sits firmly within what we would recognize to be a period of 'lived and living… Expand
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