Public Archeology in Poland on the Example of the Leading Archaeological Reserves

Author(s): Marcel Bartczak

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Since the 50s and 60s of the twentieth century in post-war Poland, human past researchers have paid more and more attention to shaping knowledge of the public by disseminating results of archaeological research. Today, the field of archeology called "public archeology" is characterized by the multifaceted nature of the problem. One of its issues is dissemination of research results. Reconstruction and demonstration of research findings in the field constitute the most attractive forms of making archaeological monuments public. Objects located outside museum exhibitions, in a place of actual archaeological research, are generally defined as archaeological reserves. This presentation will focus on the three leading cultural objects created in the most important archaeological sites in Poland. The first one is the "Archaeological Museum in Biskupin", where one can find full-sized reconstructions, mainly the fortified settlement of the Lusatian culture from the Bronze Age. The next object is "Archaeological Reserve in Krzemionki", representing the world's largest complex of the Neolithic flint mines. The last object is "Wietrzychowice" Cultural Park, created in Kujavia region, to protect and present five megalithic tombs of the TRB culture. The above-mentioned places of archaeological heritage protection will be thoroughly discussed in terms of "public archeology" methods implementation.

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Public Archeology in Poland on the Example of the Leading Archaeological Reserves. Marcel Bartczak. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449510)

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min long: 19.336; min lat: 41.509 ; max long: 53.086; max lat: 70.259 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 23768