Transforming Archaeology

Transforming Archaeology

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Archaeology for whom? The dozen well-known contributors to this innovative volume suggest nothing less than a transformation of the discipline into a service-oriented, community-based endeavor. They wish to replace the primacy of meeting academic demands with meeting the needs and values of those outside the field who may benefit most from our work. They insist that we employ both rigorous scientific methods and an equally rigorous critique of those practices to ensure that our work addresses real-world social, environmental, and political problems. A transformed archaeology requires both personal engagement and a new toolkit. Thus, in addition to the theoretical grounding and case materials from around the world, each contributor offers a personal statement of their goals and an outline of collaborative methods that can be adopted by other archaeologists.Activist Practices and Prospects Sonya Atalay, Lee Rains Clauss, Randall H McGuire, John R Welch ... This applied practice encompasses federal, state/ provincial, municipal, and First Nations regulators and information managers; ... in the academy (e.g., Altschul and Patterson 2010; Barker 2010; Ferris 1998; Fitting 1984; Wheaton 2006; Whit- tlesey and Reid 2004). ... or personal or community identity, find themselves in- teracting with archaeologists (e.g., Birch 2006; Skeates 2000).

Title:Transforming Archaeology
Author:Sonya Atalay, Lee Rains Clauss, Randall H McGuire, John R Welch
Publisher:Left Coast Press - 2014-04-30


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