Punk Public Archaeology

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  • American Disruptive Archaeologies: The Theory and Practice of Punk (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew D. Reinhard.

    In my presentation, I will look at the five most common tenets of Punk Archaeology as an approach to Public Archaeology, citing contemporary examples of each within an American context: • Apply a do-it-yourself (DIY) aesthetic to archaeology projects, especially when funding, personnel, and other kinds of support are lacking. • Study marginalized archaeologies, and conduct the archaeology of cultures and places eschewed by the Academy. • Study the history and archaeology of Punk and Punk...

  • Anarchy in the UK (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lorna J Richardson.

    This paper will view British public archaeology through the lens of the specifically British experience of politically energetic and aggressive militant working class sub-cultural phenomenon of punk rock, which asked questions about social issues such as unemployment, racism, sexism, identity and militarism, and the contradictions inherent within a Punk Public Archaeology approach in the UK. It will situate the DIY aesthetic of British Punk Public Archaeology as a cultural expression within a...

  • Collaborative Archaeology As Punk Archaeology? Considerations From The Maya Region (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Rowe.

    The punk ethos is alive and well in collaborative archaeology, even if it is rarely acknowledged. Like punk, collaborative archaeology is committed to social change, minimally by giving voice to and enabling the participation of previously marginalized people in archaeological investigations. The types of on-the-ground operations involved with collaborative projects take more time and resources, and can be slower to produce the types of insights common in more traditional approaches to...

  • Learning DIY from the University of Orange (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Matthews.

    Orange, New Jersey is like many other aging American cities in that it has de-industrialized, declined, and suffered the impacts of urban renewal over the last 50 years. Part of this story is happening now as Orange is primed for re-development as a bedroom community serving a commuter population connected to New York by train and highway. The threat of gentrification has spawned interesting reactions. Some are nostalgic, looking at what Orange used to be so that was it becomes is not completely...

  • Punk as an Organizing Structure and Ethos for Emancipatory Archaeological Practice (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Colleen Morgan.

    "Think about the kind of revolution you want to live and work in. What do you need to know to start that revolution? Demand that your teachers teach you that." -Big Daddy Soul The basic principles of punk archaeology reflect an anarchist ethos: voluntary membership in a community and participation in this community. Building things–interpretations, sites, bonfires, earth ovens, Harris Matrices–together. Foregrounding political action and integrity in our work. It is the work of the punk...