Bradley J. Parker

Bradley J. Parker (1961-2018) was an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Utah and a key scholar on the archaeology of empire, investigating both the Assyrian and Andean Empires.
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Archaeologies of Empire

Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories

University of New Mexico Press

This book demonstrates how archaeological research can contribute to our conceptualization of empires across disciplinary boundaries.

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Controlling the Past, Owning the Future

The University of Arizona Press

Contributors to this volume examine the political uses--and misuses--of archaeology in the Middle East using a variety of case studies, including the Taliban's destruction of Buddhas in Afghanistan, the commercialization of archaeology in Israel, the training of Egyptian archaeology inspectors, and the debate over Turkish identity sparked by the film Troy, among other provocative subjects.

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