By Lynn Meskell
Archaeology lower than Fire addresses archaeology's position in present political matters, even if it's the ethnic detoxing within the Balkans, the department of Cyprus, or the continuing destruction of Beirut
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The period between 1935–60, that is, up to the time of Cyprus’ independence, proved to be very productive, both for archaeological fieldwork and for various museums round the world (Brown and Catling 1980:85–86; Peltenburg 1981; Tsielepi and Bienkowski 1988:2; Webb 1986), which acquired material chiefly from excavations organised and financed by educational institutions. Despite the fact that native Cypriote archaeologists maintained an active and impressive role in the fieldwork of their island (Knapp 1994:398), colonial attitudes meant that most excavations were still directed by foreigners (Åström 1971; Webb and Frankel 1995:97, figure 4).
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