Archaeology in Antarctica [book]

Andrés Zarankin, Melisa A. Salerno, Michael Pearson
2022 unpublished
Archaeology in Antarctica outlines the history of archaeology in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic. This book details for the frst time all past archaeological work in Antarctica, relating to both its use for conservation and research purposes, drawing on published, unpublished and oral information. This work has addressed historic and current scientifc bases, explorers' huts, whaling stations and sealing shelters. The ongoing and long-term research on the sealing shelters and sites in the South
more » ... hetland Islands features prominently. The archaeology enables new perspectives on the impact of global modernity and empire in the Antarctic and challenges established dominant discourses on the 'heroic' nature of human interaction with the continent. The work on sealing sites gives voice to the experiences of the sealer as a subaltern group previously largely overlooked by historical sources. This book will appeal to students and researchers in archaeology, history and heritage as well as readers interested in the human and historical aspects of Antarctica's past and present.
doi:10.4324/9780429201257 fatcat:mlfviq5eajbijnp5amnwxeyy7u