* ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE MEDIA: AN INTRODUCTIONMarcus Brittain and Timothy Clack* A SHORT HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMMUNICATIONKarol Kulik* SCREENING BIASES: ARCHAEOLOGY, TELEVISION AND THE BANALTimothy Taylor* FAKING IT: WHY THE TRUTH IS SO IMPORTANT FOR TV ARCHAEOLOGYAngela Piccini* WORLDWONDERS AND WONDERWORLDS: A FESTIVAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FILMTom Stern* IN THE CAMERA'S LENS: AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN FAGAN AND FRANCIS PRYORBrian Fagan and Francis Pryor* NOT ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE MEDIAPeter Fowler* GREAT WAR, GREAT STORY: A PERSONAL VIEW OF MEDIAS AND GREAT WAR ARCHAEOLOGYJon Price* THE ICONOGRAPHY OF EXHUMATION: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASS GRAVES FROM THE SPANISH CIVIL WARLayla Renshaw* AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL FASHION SHOW: HOW ARCHAEOLOGISTS DRESS AND HOW THEY ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIACornelius Holtorf* ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE GERMAN PRESSMarion Benz and Anna Katrien Liedmeier* DARKNESS DISSEMINATED: LENNART LARSEN'S IMAGES AS PHOTOJOURNALISM, POP ARCHAEOLOGY, AND WORKS OF ARTChristine Finn* THE PAST AS PLAYGROUND: THE ANCIENT WORLD IN VIDEO GAME REPRESENTATIONAndrew Gardner* DIGITAL MEDIA, ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESIGN AND THE POLITICS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AUTHORSHIPMichael Shanks* RETHINKING MEDIA AND IMAGE: HOW ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS AND PRACTICES RELATE TO THE PAST AND MATTER TO THE PRESENT AND FUTUREStephanie Koerner
Timothy Clack is about to submit his doctoral thesis to the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK entitled Soul Searching in Human Evolution. He teaches archaeological and anthropological theory/philosophy and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. In addition he is Senior Tutor at St Anselm Hall with Canterbury Court. Marcus Brittain is a doctoral candidate soon to submit his thesis to the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK on various aspects of 'practice' in the Neolithic and Bronze Age of coastal Wales and the Cambridgeshire Fens. He teaches undergraduate courses in archaeological theory, history and philosophy, with other research pursuits including theatre on ancient and historical sites and 'media wars'.
Among the social sciences, archaeology has an amazingly strong presence, from the current Indiana Jones film series to a succession of popular British television programs, as well as an array of archaeology-oriented magazines and reporting of the latest finds in the print news media. Clack and Brittain bring together a collection of essays that effectively explore a number of questions about the nature of the attraction that archaeology holds for the popular audience and the influence of media attention on the profession itself. Summing Up: Recommended. - A. Arno, CHOICE