From Stonehenge to Las Vegas: Archaeology as Popular Culture

by Cornelius Holtorf | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 075910266X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/5/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017
I found this hardcover on the charity-sale shelves at a local Hannaford's. (It's in good shape, but is rather heavily annotated with underlinings and marginal comments throughout.)

I admit that I enjoyed the photos of modern-art works inspired by archaeology more than most of the text - but the photos are certainly worth a look. While the author does touch on "archaeologists in popular culture" - with several nods to Indiana Jones - the focus of the book isn't on that alone; there are bits about preferred styles in art, where picturesque ruins seem more appealing to many than tidy, well-built modern structures, and there are discussions of concerns about digging up too many sites instead of preserving some for a future in which technology may be even more effective than it is now. But I liked those photos best, whether touching on David Macaulay's "gas station as ancient ruin" illustration or an art project consisting of bits and pieces found by the artist while walking around town.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Windy Row in Hancock, New Hampshire USA on Monday, March 19, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/20/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Windy Row in Hancock, New Hampshire USA


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