Archaeology and Created Memory: Public History in a National by Paul A. Shackel

By Paul A. Shackel

Archaeology can both bolster reminiscence and culture, or contradict the established order and supply an alternate view of the earlier. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts generic historic interpretations of the previous (created and perpetuated through such curiosity teams as historians and the nationwide Park carrier) and in so doing permits us to be extra along with the town's forgotten histories and gives substitute voices to a past.

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