The Politics of Archaeology in Israel

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The following book provides a synthesis on the history of the politicization of the practice of archaeology in Palestine. Its purpose is to demonstrate the various aspects that have influenced the practice of archaeology in Palestine and how these aspects have come to reinforce themselves. Various topics, starting with the nineteenth century’s search for Biblical remains, the creation of the Israeli state, the destruction of archaeological evidence, reburial practices, the tourist industry, and the effects of the evangelical movement in Palestine are examined in this thesis. Investigation into the maintenance, interpretation and/or destruction of archaeological sites is studied.

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The Politics of Archaeology in Israel

Submitted: January 27, 2010

The following book provides a synthesis on the history of the politicization of the practice of archaeology in Palestine. Its purpose is to demonstrate the various aspects that have influenced the practice of archaeology in Palestine and how these aspects have come to reinforce themselves. Various topics, starting with the nineteenth century’s search for Biblical remains, the creation of the Israeli state, the destruction of archaeological evidence, reburial practices, the tourist industry, and the effects of the evangelical movement in Palestine are examined in this thesis. Investigation into the maintenance, interpretation and/or destruction of archaeological sites is studied. Read Chapter