This contribution includes brief observations that start with the methods used by ‘global’ archaeology - i.e. a multidisciplinary, integrated and ‘holistic’ approach to archaeological matters – as applied to landscapes and public archaeology. It proposes the adoption of two key terms: ‘globality’ and landscape. Archaeology could have an important role in contemporary society, constructing ‘social memory’, promoting cultural growth, initiating a proper debate between identity and otherness, aiding territorial planning and envisaging new forms of development. However, we are seeing a serious cultural and methodological delay in protection, enhancement and communication policies, as well as policies regarding our concept of archaeological museums and parks, which often still subscribe to antiquated, academic and elitist approaches. The creativity and courage that comes with change, the ability to set up projects with shared aims and the will to relinquish the bureaucratic and academic status quo are all essential requirements for achieving the modernisation so urgently needed.

Archéologie, paysage et societé: les defis de l’innovation. Archeologia, paesaggio e società: le sfide dell’innovazione,

G. Volpe
2014

Abstract

This contribution includes brief observations that start with the methods used by ‘global’ archaeology - i.e. a multidisciplinary, integrated and ‘holistic’ approach to archaeological matters – as applied to landscapes and public archaeology. It proposes the adoption of two key terms: ‘globality’ and landscape. Archaeology could have an important role in contemporary society, constructing ‘social memory’, promoting cultural growth, initiating a proper debate between identity and otherness, aiding territorial planning and envisaging new forms of development. However, we are seeing a serious cultural and methodological delay in protection, enhancement and communication policies, as well as policies regarding our concept of archaeological museums and parks, which often still subscribe to antiquated, academic and elitist approaches. The creativity and courage that comes with change, the ability to set up projects with shared aims and the will to relinquish the bureaucratic and academic status quo are all essential requirements for achieving the modernisation so urgently needed.
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