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Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City in Nineteenth-century Australia


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Chapter 1: Exploring the archaeology of the modern city: Sydney and Melbourne compared.- Chapter 2: Transnational archaeologies: colonial and post colonial.- Chapter 3:Immigration to Australia, 1820-1900.- Chapter 4: Archaeology at First Government House and the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney.- Chapter 5: Global material culture in the modern city.- Chapter 6: Sanitary reform and comparative assemblage analysis: methodology.- Chapter 7: The Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site, The Rocks, Sydney.- Chapter 8: The Little Lon site in Melbourne.- Chapter 9: Comparing the McNamaras: domestic life in two cities at the edge of the world.- Chapter 10: Local and global lessons from 20 cesspits from the other side of the world.

About the Author

Tim Murray is Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology at La Trobe University. As a practicing archaeologist with an interest in history and epistemology, his research and publication have focused on the history and philosophy of archaeology, the archaeology of the modern world and heritage archaeology. His most recent books include World Antiquarianism Comparative Perspectives (co-edited with Alain Schnapp, Lothar von Falkenhausen and Peter Miller, Getty Research Institute, 2013), An Archaeology of Institutional Confinement: The Hyde Park Barracks, 1848-1886 (co-authored with Peter Davies and Penny Crook, Sydney University Press, 2013), From Antiquarian to Archaeologist: The History and Philosophy of Archaeology (Pen and Sword Press, 2014) and The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology (co-authored with Kristal Buckley, Sarah Hayes, Geoff Hewitt, Justin McCarthy, Richard Mackay, Barbara Minchinton, Charlotte Smith, Jeremy Smith and Bronwyn Woff, Sydney University Press 2019) . His current projects are based around the general theme of transnational archaeologies in the long nineteenth century, with particular focus on 'contact' archaeology, urban archaeology and technology transfer, and demonstrating the importance of the history of archaeology for building more robust archaeological theory.Penny Crook is a research fellow at La Trobe University. She is a historical archaeologist and specialist in the analysis of nineteenth century material culture in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her most recent book is An Archaeology of Institutional Confinement: The Hyde Park Barracks, 1848-1886 (co-authored with Peter Davies and Tim Murray, Sydney University Press, 2013).


"Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City in Nineteenth-Century Australia will be of interest to readers seeking or open to considering a more integrated approach between the use of historical documentation and archaeological assemblages, as well as those specifically interested in the state of play regarding research of the Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site and the Commonwealth Block." (Stephen Muller, Australian Archaeology, February 17, 2021)"Nominated for the 2020 Graham Connah Award for Best Archaeological Publication in Australasia"

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