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Remembering Beirut

(by Caroline A. Sandes) Remembering Beirut: Lessons for Archaeology and (Post-) Conflict Urban Redevelopment in Aleppo The reconstruction of central Beirut after the Lebanese civil war by Solidere is not generally considered a success. It has resulted in a soulless, expensive and exclusive area aimed at tourists and wealthy overseas business people who have generally
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The Impact Of The Fall Of Communism On European Heritage (Vol.1, 2016)

(edited by M. Gori and V. Higgins) The first issue is concerned with quite a challenging topic, that is “The Impact of the Fall of Communism on European Heritage”:  it results from a regular session held at the 2014 Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Istanbul. The proceedings are edited by Valerie Higgins
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Exploring Approaches To Italian Early Medieval Archaeology In Post Communist Europe

(by Giulia Vollono) In this paper I discuss the impact that the fall of the Berlin Wall and, subsequently, of communism in Europe, and the new socio-political arena that emerged in their aftermath had upon Italian Early Medieval Archaeology. The ultimate aim of this paper is to re-evaluate the latest developments in Italian archaeology from
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The Trowel And The Sickle. Italian Archaeology And Its Marxist Legacy

(by Elisa Cella, Maja Gori, Alessandro Pintucci) In the 1945-1960s, the Italian Communist party influenced the development of Italian archaeology given its role as crucial hub of Italian intellectual life. Communism and Marxism influenced the development of the discipline, however following the collapse of the PCI and the resulting downfall of its intellectual tradition archaeology
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Archaeology In The Adriatic. From The Dawn To The Sunset Of Communist Ideologies

(by Elisa Cella, Maja Gori, Alessandro Pintucci) This paper focuses on the development of archaeology in Albania and Yugoslavia and their relation first to fascism and then to communism and socialist regimes. It is argued that different uses of archaeology are the product of a complex interaction between the development of archaeological discipline and historical,
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Are We Still Illyrians?

(by Valerie Higgins) This paper examines the changing attitudes of young Albanian archaeologists to Albania’s archaeological heritage. Particular issues that are addressed are the perceived role of the Illyrians in national identity and the willingness of young archaeologists to embrace new types of heritage sites, such as industrial and Cold War archaeology. This paper examines
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Exploring The Public Perception Of Communist Heritage In Post Communist Albania

(by Francesco Iacono &  Klejd L. Këlliçi) This paper focuses on a case study from contemporary Albania and represents one of the first attempts at addressing the social significance of the remnants of the recent communist past in this country. Our results suggest that there is a considerable widely shared interest in the material remains
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Heritage For Development, Multiethnic Communities, And The Case Of Butrint National Park On The Albanian-Greek Border

(by Dana Phelps) This paper is an account of ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2010 and 2013 in the villages within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint National Park (Albania). It reveals the complex tangle that exists between development and heritage projects in transitioning countries such as Albania, which is re-positioning its governance within a
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Perchè l'Archeologia? Why Archaeology?

(by Editorial Board) An interview with Giovanni Azzena, Barbara Barich, Giampietro Brogiolo, Renato Peroni, Mario Torelli By Confederazione Italiana Archeologi (with Editors’note) Article – Export Citation    

Human Mobility in Archaeology (Vol.3, 2018 forthcoming)

Practices, Representations and Meanings Of Human Mobility in Archaeology Every society experiences movement. As a structural component of human behavior and human mind, movement necessarily influences ways of thinking, relations of people to space, time, tradition, the organization of societies, and also modifies the perception of things and human relations to them. Mobility has been
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