Museum archaeology and studying technology

Author(s): Patricia Capone

Year: 2017


Increasing combinations of perspectives and epistemologies contribute knowledge and consciousness of practice to the study of technology. Museum archaeology is well situated to study and interpret technology through material culture, archives, and engaging partnerships. Partnerships through museum collections continue to build and contribute to a variety of interests. The interdisciplinary direction of technological studies continues to expand. Projects also increasingly relate to forward thinking topics such as sustainability, and consciousness of practice. Examples of partnerships with various collections including the Peabody Museum, Harvard University demonstrate the advancement of knowledge in this area.

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Museum archaeology and studying technology. Patricia Capone. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431459)

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Abstract Id(s): 17024