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By Lynn Meskell

ISBN-10: 0415196558

ISBN-13: 9780415196550

Archaeology below Fire addresses archaeology's position in present political matters, no matter if it's the ethnic detoxification within the Balkans, the department of Cyprus, or the continuing destruction of Beirut.

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1986) ‘Cyprus: the loss of a cultural heritage’, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook 2: 314–23. Jones, S. (1997a) The Archaeology of Ethnicity: Reconstructing Identities in the Past and the Present, London: Routledge. ——(1997b) ‘Whose Past? Archaeology and the Search for Origins in Ancient Palestine’, seminar presented in the Dept of Archaeology, University of Glasgow (28 January 1997). Kapsos, C. ) Visitors, Immigrants and Invaders in Cyprus, Albany: Institute of Cypriot Studies, SUNY Albany, pp. 184–9.

3, London: Butterworths. 6, below). 3 Destruction of the cultural heritage of occupied Cyprus Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus (199S) Report on the Plundering of the Cultural Heritage in Occupied Cyprus, 29 November. 4 Individual cultural monuments Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus (1995) Report on the Plundering of the Cultural Heritage in Occupied Cyprus, 29 November; (1994) Cyprus—The Plundering of a 9000-Year-Old Civilisation, Athens: Cultural Centre, Municipality of Athens.

From this point of view, the Greek experience is not different from similar cases described in various parts of the world and probably has no special interest as a historically documented process. What is perhaps different, is the particular place that Greek identity held for an international audience which consequently challenged the limits of self-ascription against the ascription by others, as perceived by Barth (1969). Over this ideological tension, of which archaeology forms an integral part, the limits of our understanding of the discipline and of its role in a modern world are tried.

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