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dc.contributor.advisorWachsmann, Shelley
dc.creatorLickliter-Mundon, Megan Elaine
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-18T03:52:44Z
dc.date.created2018-08
dc.date.issued2018-07-17
dc.date.submittedAugust 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173782
dc.description.abstractAviation archaeology as a field of study has struggled with competing academic, professional, and public definitions and priorities since its establishment. In some ways, this sub-discipline of historical or underwater archaeology mirrors the development of nautical archaeology. Like nautical archaeologists who overcame the barrier of the oceans and pioneered methodology to suit, the proponents of aviation archaeology have also used the discipline to overcome a barrier of historical perception and tradition. The practice of aviation archaeology, however, has been characterized by opposing viewpoints and stakeholders often exhibit a non-collaborative attitude towards other groups and sometimes their own colleagues. These stakeholder groups are each focused on their own priorities, be they theory, methodology, conservation, exhibition, or re-use, and each group is arguably attempting to shape the future of aviation archaeology through their projects or publications. This dissertation is a critical evaluation of the current state of aviation archaeology, including its history, stakeholders, literature, and defining projects. This leads to the identification of a series of best practices in aviation archaeology and a theory of interpretation and display of recovered aircraft.en
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dc.subjectAviation archaeologyen
dc.subjectHistorical Archaeologyen
dc.subjectaircraften
dc.subjectunderwater aircraften
dc.subjectmuseum displayen
dc.titleAviation Archaeology: History, Theory, Practice and Directionen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHamilton, Donny
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWarden, Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCarthy, Michael
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dc.date.updated2019-01-18T03:52:44Z
local.embargo.terms2020-08-01
local.embargo.lift2020-08-01
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0001-9394-418X


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