ReviewsWell-produced and professionally edited.... There are no weak links in a collection of essays that consider how members of the public encounter the buried dead in museums, illustrations, photography and online games, at excavations and on TV.
Remind[s] us of the need to challenge assumptions about archaeology, whether that is attitudes towards treatment of the dead, or our understanding of how archaeology operates as a tool of CRM. While [the book] may make discomforting reading ... [it calls] for a re-evaluation of our role as archaeologists, and for a robust defence of the value and relevance of archaeology in the modern world.
The quality of the work of the students here eloquently refutes any critical presumptions that might arise from their lack of experience. Innovative activities that promote the involvement of new scholars enrich the research community in which we all participate, and are especially fitting for a book focused on so democratic a subject as public archaeology.
Overall, this volume contains much food for thought. A welcome contribution to our disciplinary awareness of how our work matters outside the academy.
Norwegian Archaeological Review