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Oral Histories and the Archaeology of the Modern City

Author(s): Tim Murray

Year: 2010

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This paper briefly reviews the changing role of oral history in the development of urban archaeology in Australia. It is argued that oral histories will have an increasingly important place in urban archaeology as researchers move to broaden research focus into the twentieth century in order to provide complete temporal coverage of sites and places.


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Oral Histories and the Archaeology of the Modern City. Tim Murray. History Australia. 7 (2): 34.1-34.12. 2010 ( tDAR id: 426774)


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America