Ferguson, Natasha (2016) Conservation through recognition: material culture research as a heritage management tool for conflict sites. In: Preserving fields of conflict: Papers from the 2014 Fields of Conflict Conferecne and Preservation Workshop. University of South Carolina, Coumbia, South Carolina, pp. 17-23.

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Abstract

In Scotland (UK) Treasure Trove law requires all discoveries of archaeological objects, regardless of age or composition, to be reported to the Treasure Trove Unit (TTU) based in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This capacity to record and scrutinize a broad range of artifacts allows the Unit to build a significant body of comparable material, which reflects the diversity and unique character of Scotland's archaeological record. This has become an important heritage management tool utilized to great effect in recognizing the presence of previously unknown conflict sites. This article provides an overview of the TTU's active role in the identification and heritage management of conflict sites in Scotland using outreach programs, educational tools, small-scale surveys, and most critically, recording of public finds reported to the Unit. Two case studies are provided as examples of the unit's success.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 08:49
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1610

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