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Anarchy in the New-Found-Land: Winter Houses and Decentralized Power in the Rural North Atlantic (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anatolijs Venovcevs.

Up until recently, historical archaeologists working on the island of Newfoundland have focused primarily on studying the rich archaeological remains of the summer cod fishery and the plantations left behind by the island’s mercantile aristocracy. However, this work overlooks the social realities of the island that primarily consisted of small coastal communities inhabited primarily by working class fishing families living far away from any obvious authority figures. This paper seeks to...

Anarchy, Archaeology, and the Decolonization of Collaborative Heritage (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Gonzalez-Tennant.

This paper explores the relationship between anarchism, collaborative archaeology, and the decolonization of African diaspora heritage in the US and Caribbean. The heart of anarchism as a political theory articulates a robust criticism of hierarchy, and neatly intersects growing interests in collaborative archaeology and heritage. This represents a crucial intersection as the majority of archaeological projects remains rigidly hierarchical, often resulting in the silencing of local stakeholder...

Not Becoming Inka: Anarchism as a Set of Human-thing Relationships (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Darryl Wilkinson.

Power depends on certain modes of relation between people and things; a fact archaeologists have recognized for some time. Thus there can be no states or rulers without monuments, elite regalia, official iconographies and the like—although traditionally it is only the human component that has been seen as the active element in this equation. More recently, archaeologists have sought to reconsider humans not as the users of things, but as their partners and co-participants in the social. In this...

On the War Machine (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Severin Fowles.

This paper takes up the writings of Clastres, Deleuze and Guattari on the core premise that war is a driving sociological principle in societies that have successfully opposed the development of state organization. My first goal is an attempt at clarification: if predatory military exploits are involved in the consolidation of most, if not all, states, what did Clastres mean when, in contrast, he wrote about the centrifugal logic of the war machine in non-state societies? My second goal is to...

Potsherds, Paving Stones, and Puppets: Possible Paths for an Anarchist Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Birmingham.

This presentation will explain three possible strains an anarchist archaeology might pursue. While I will briefly explain how my own work in the related field of material culture studies relates to anarchist scholarship, the focus will be on exploring what an anarchist archaeology might look like. In brief one focuses on the far past or perceived "past" and what we may learn from it; the next on more recent resistance and alternative political forms; and the final on the contemporary anarchist...

Questioning the Capitalist Lens: Anarchism as a Critical Theory for Assessing Sociopolitical Dynamics in the Past (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bill Angelbeck.

Archaeologists can view the societies of the archaeological record through the lens of their contemporary experience. I will explore how archaeologists have viewed past societies in terms of their experience within states based in capitalism. Some identify "rational economic actors" primarily as pursuing individual gain, or others find "aggrandizers" as the active, entrepreneurial agents of change in past societies. These arguments propound the socioeconomic dynamics of capitalist societies...