Collaborative Archaeology As Punk Archaeology? Considerations From The Maya Region

Author(s): Sarah Rowe

Year: 2015


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 archaeological excavation. The gains from collaborative projects can be profound, but sometimes not in the way normally rewarded by the profession. Because of this, archaeologists must be creative in the sources of funding they seek, make a little go a long way, and become Jacks or Jills of all trades. In this presentation I share insights from several years of coordinating collaborative projects in the Maya Region, emphasizing local conditions and creative solutions for collaboration.

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Collaborative Archaeology As Punk Archaeology? Considerations From The Maya Region. Sarah Rowe. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434164)

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