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Parallel Practices: The importance of joining creative action and the sciences in the work and legacy of Diane Gifford Gonzalez.

Author(s): Noah Thomas

Year: 2015

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As a scholar, novelist and poet, Diane Gifford Gonzalez’s contribution to archaeology is proof that the pursuit of the arts as a personal endeavor enriches practice. Artistic practice fosters perception of associative relationships, develops a trust in the intuitive, and cultivates personal skill sets linking material media, form and meaning. In engaging in such parallel practices Gifford Gonzalez has fostered an approach to archaeology that has bridged the gap between positivist and post-modern approaches, to create an enriched discipline of multivocality and resonance. This paper explores the importance of a personal engagement in the arts for the growth of the discipline as a whole.

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Parallel Practices: The importance of joining creative action and the sciences in the work and legacy of Diane Gifford Gonzalez.. Noah Thomas. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395776)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America