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Title: Disrupting the heritage of place: practising counter-archaeologies at Dumby, Scotland
Author(s): Hale, Alex
Fisher, Alison
Hutchinson, John
Jeffrey, Stuart
Jones, Sian
Maxwell, Mhairi
Stewart Watson, John
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Keywords: Dumbarton Rock
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2017
Citation: Hale A, Fisher A, Hutchinson J, Jeffrey S, Jones S, Maxwell M & Stewart Watson J (2017) Disrupting the heritage of place: practising counter-archaeologies at Dumby, Scotland. World Archaeology, 49 (3), pp. 372-387.
Abstract: The notion of counter-archaeology is echoed by the opposing faces of the volcanic plug of Dumbarton Rock, Scotland. On the one side is the ‘official’ heritage of Dumbarton Castle, with its upstanding seventeenth-century military remains and underlying occupation evidence dating back to at least the eighth centuryad. On the other side lies a landscape of climbing, bouldering and post-industrial abandonment. This paper develops counter-archaeology through the climbing traditions and boulder problems at Dumbarton Rock and brings to the surface marginalized forms of heritage. Climbers and archaeologists have co-authored the paper as part of a collaborative project, which challenges the binary trope of researcher and researched and provides a model for a collaborative, co-designed and co-produced counter-archaeology.
DOI Link: 10.1080/00438243.2017.1333923
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in World Archaeology on 15 Jun 2017, available online:

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