The voice of a child: Archaeological limitations in interpretive stories

Jewell, Bronwyn A. (2005) The voice of a child: Archaeological limitations in interpretive stories. Journal of Interpretation Research, 10 2: 44-57.

Author Jewell, Bronwyn A.
Title The voice of a child: Archaeological limitations in interpretive stories
Journal name Journal of Interpretation Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1092-5872
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 44
End page 57
Total pages 14
Editor C. Ward
Place of publication Fort Collins, USA
Publisher The National Association for Interpretation (interPress)
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
430205 Historical Archaeology (incl. Industrial Archaeology)
750899 Heritage not elsewhere classified
2103 Historical Studies
2199 Other History and Archaeology
Abstract In the archaeological record, it seems children are rarely seen. If they are, children are referred to, to explain symbolism, rituals, past lifeways, and behavior of a society or culture rather than the past lifeways of children and their relationship to family and society. This lack of investigation suffers in all forms of archaeological research. However, this bias appears to be unconscious rather than intentionally applied. Archaeology, generally, involves the nameless and faceless rather than the individual. The archaeological signature of children appears minimal. It is adults, or more succinctly, society that generates material remains. This paper discusses interpretation of sites within the context of different archaeologies, thereby providing researchers with information that may not usually be considered when approaching interpretation of sites to visitors.
Keyword Children
Archaeological record
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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