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      Reflections on the 1943 ‘Conference on the Future of Archaeology’

      Archaeology International

      Ubiquity Press

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          At the height of the Second World War the Institute of Archaeology hosted a conference in London to map out the post-war future for archaeology. Over a bank-holiday weekend in August 1943 several hundred archaeologists – amateurs, professionals, academics, civil servants and refugees – debated the future of archaeology. The discussion ranged across fields as diverse as the British Schools of Archaeology abroad, Islamic urban archaeology, licences for excavators, and the need for a national card-index of archaeological sites. Two themes loomed over the event: the question of state funding and control of archaeology caused considerable controversy; whereas the need for greater public engagement and education in archaeology enjoyed near-universal approval. Today the proceedings of the conference are a rich, illuminating and often amusing snapshot of British archaeology at a pivotal moment in its development.

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                Archaeology International
                Ubiquity Press
                2048-4194
                24 October 2013
                : No. 16
                : 2012-2013
                : 128-139
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                UCL Institute of Archaeology, London WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom
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                10.5334/ai.1606
                Copyright: © 2013 The Author(s)

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY 3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

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