Review of The Archaeology of Burning Man. The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City by Carolyn L. White

Jeffry Oliver* (Corresponding Author)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


For ten months of the year the Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada is one of the emptiest spaces in the American West. Between August and October, the silence and vastness of the playa is interrupted by what could be described as a wonder of the modern world: the raising, occupation, and disassembling of Black Rock City; quite possibly the largest seasonally inhabited settlement in the Americas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalNorwegian Archaeological Review
Issue number2
Early online date9 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2022


  • Contemporary Archaeology
  • Urban Archaeology
  • urban studies
  • Urban planning

Cite this