Archaeology, Heritage, and Wellbeing: Authentic, Powerful, and Therapeutic Engagement with the Past

Paul Everill (Editor), Karen Burnell (Editor)

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Abstract

The book provides archaeologists and heritage professionals with an introduction to the ways in which mental health researchers view and measure wellbeing, helping archaeologists and other heritage professionals to move beyond the anecdotal when evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of such initiatives. Importantly, this book also serves to highlight to mental health researchers the many ways in which archaeology and heritage can be, and are being, harnessed to support non-medical therapeutic interventions to improve wellbeing. Authentic engagement with the historic environment can also provide powerful tools for community health and wellbeing, and this book offers examples of the diverse communities that have benefited from its capacity to promote wellbeing and wellness.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9781003182184
ISBN (Print)9781032021652
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2022

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