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Making Archaeology Happen: Design versus Dogma by Martin Oswald Hugh Carver

By Martin Oswald Hugh Carver

‘Archaeology is for individuals’ is the subject matter of this e-book. cut up among the tutorial and advertisement sectors, archaeological research is usually deeply embedded within the wishes of neighborhood groups, making it at the same time an paintings, technological know-how and social technological know-how. this sort of multi-disciplinary self-discipline wishes designated tools and inventive freedom, no longer repetitive responses. Carver argues that advertisement techniques and educational concept are either suffocating creativity in fieldwork. He’d wish to see us deliver even more range and technical ingenuity to each chance, and continues this is often extra an issue of having ourselves freed from dogma than wanting extra time and cash. This has many implications for a way archaeology is designed and procured – relocating archaeologists up the pro ladder from builder to architect, with contracts in line with caliber of layout, now not the price.

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