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posted on 07.06.2018, 11:25 by Oliver Harris
Assaf Nativ has written an interesting and, I think, important paper. It raises critical issues around the ontological status of ‘the archaeological’ and indeed about the purpose and aims of archaeology as a discipline. These are clearly topics that require consideration and critical analysis. His arguments are provocative, in the best sense, in that they will lead us to reflect on some of the basic foundations of what we believe archaeology to be. Such consideration is certainly necessary to disciplinary health. That said, and after some hefty reflection of my own, I have concluded that I disagree with much of the paper's argument. In the space afforded to me I aim to set out why.

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Citation

Archaeological Dialogues, 2018, 25 (1), pp. 34-38 (5)

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Archaeology and Ancient History/Core Staff

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Archaeological Dialogues

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

issn

1380-2038

eissn

1478-2294

Copyright date

2018

Available date

07/06/2018

Publisher version

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/archaeological-dialogues/article/archaeology-is-process/1FDE3DA9B94F7CA90528C590631F9B3E

Language

en