Development-led Archaeology in North-West Europe

Development-led Archaeology in North-West Europe

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Many countries in northern Europe have seen a huge expansion in development-led archaeology over the past few decades. Legislation, frameworks for heritage management and codes of practice have developed along similar but different lines. The Valetta Convention has had considerable impact on spatial planning and new legislation on archaeological heritage management within EC countries as well as on the funding, nature and distribution of archaeological fieldwork. For the first time these 12 papers bring together data on developer-led archaeology in Britain, Ireland, France, the Low Countries, Germany and Denmark in order to review and evaluate key common issues relating to organisation, practice, legal frameworks and quality management.
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 14mm | 721.21g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • b/w illus
  • 1842174665
  • 9781842174661
  • 2,044,917

Table of contents

1. Introduction: development-led archaeology in northwest Europe. Frameworks, practices and outcomes (Marc Vander Linden and Leo Webley)
2. Serving two masters: Dutch archaeology since the Valletta Convention (Jos Bazelmans)
3. Development-led archaeology in Flanders: legal framework (Werner Wouters)
4. Development-led archaeology in Flanders: an overview of practices and results in the period 1990-2010 (Wim De Clercq, Machteld Bats, Jean Bourgeois, Philippe Crombe, Guy De Mulder, Jeroen De Reu, Davy Herremans, Pieter Laloo, Lien Lombaert, Gertjan Plets, Joris Sergant and Birger Stichelbaut)
5. L'archeologie preventive en France: le cadre reglementaire et son application (Archeologie preventive in France: legal framework and implementation) (Jean-Luc Collart)
6. Development-led archaeology in Germany: legal framework. The example of North Rhine-Westphalia (Thomas Otten)
7. Archaeology and infrastructure projects in Germany. The challenges faced in the application of international conventions to archaeology in a federal country: a case study (Susanne Heun)
8. Development-led archaeology in Denmark (Martin Mikkelsen)
9. Frameworks for development-led archaeology in England (Jonathan Last)
10. Development-led archaeology in the United Kingdom: a view from AD 2010 (Andrew Fitzpatrick)
11. Frameworks for development-led archaeology in Ireland (Margaret Gowen)
Postscript: recorded time (Richard Bradley)
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About Colin Haselgrove

Richard Bradley is one of the world's leading prehistorians and Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading where he taught for 40 years. His research interests are many and varied, with a focus on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe. Key areas of interest are Prehistoric landscapes, Rock Art and ritual and social organisation. Professor of Archaeology, Univ of Leicester.
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