Collision or Collaboration

Archaeology Encounters Economic Development

  • Peter G. Gould
  • K. Anne Pyburn

Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pablo Alonso González, Alfredo Macías Vázquez, Jesús Fernández Fernández
    Pages 153-170
  3. K. Anne Pyburn
    Pages 189-199
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


Archaeology has an often contentious relationship with the consequences of economic development. Tourism, urban development and natural resource exploitation have generated adverse impact on the archaeological record, indigenous cultures and local communities worldwide.  Over the decades, international conventions, national laws and corporate ventures have sought to address the problems, but too often they have fallen short and immense challenges remain. Looking ahead, the contributions to this volume constitute a global conversation on the most salient issue facing archaeology as it interacts with economic development: Is collision with development still the best course? Or, is a more effective strategy to pursue collaborative relationships with the forces of economic and social change?



archaeology and natural resource exploitation economic development projects and archaeological management ethical practice for professional archaeologists field archaeologists and economic development local communities and archaeological practice international cultural heritage agreement and treaties interactions with business and commercial rescue archaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter G. Gould
    • 1
  • K. Anne Pyburn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44514-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44515-1
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