Ethnographies of Archaeological Practice Cultural Encounters, Material Transformations

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  • Copyright: 2006-05-04
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
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Collection of original studies on the contemporary practice of archaeology as a professional and scholarly endeavor.

Table of Contents

Multiple origins, development, and potential of ethnographies of archaeologyp. 1
Sites of knowledge : different ways of knowing an archaeological excavationp. 20
The mutual constitution of natural and social identities during archaeological fieldworkp. 33
A linguistic anthropologist's interest in archaeological practicep. 45
Reflecting upon archaeological practice : multiple visions of a late paleolithic site in Germanyp. 56
Pictures, ideas, and things : the production and currency of archaeological imagesp. 68
Studying archaeological fieldwork in the field : view from Monte Polizzop. 81
Digging the dirt : excavation as a social practicep. 95
Realisafiction : a day of work at everybody-knows-landp. 103
Landscapes of disciplinary power : an ethnography of excavation and survey at Leskernickp. 114
Histories, identity, and ownership : an ethnographic case study in archaeological heritage management in the Orkney Islandsp. 126
Among totem poles and clan power in Tanum, Sweden : an ethnographic perspective on communicative artifacts of heritage managementp. 137
Amazonian archaeology and local identitiesp. 148
Conjunctures in the making of an ancient Maya archaeological sitep. 161
Complicit agendas : ethnography of archaeology as ethical research practicep. 173
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