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What's up with WAC? Archaeology and 'Engagement' in a Globalized World

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What's up with WAC? Archaeology and 'Engagement' in a Globalized World. / Shepherd, Nick; Haber, Alejandro.

I: Public Archaeology, Bind 10, Nr. 2, 05.2011, s. 96-115.

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Shepherd, Nick ; Haber, Alejandro. / What's up with WAC? Archaeology and 'Engagement' in a Globalized World. I: Public Archaeology. 2011 ; Bind 10, Nr. 2. s. 96-115.

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