This is an abstract from the "I Love Sherds and Parasites: A Festschrift in Honor of Pat Urban and Ed Schortman" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Pat Urban and Ed Schortman instilled in us the inability to think small. Their big picture, long-term approach to research, teaching, and mentoring is the greatest of all the many gifts they have shared with us. In research, it means we dig in. We have chosen our research sites carefully, with the understanding that addressing the kinds of questions that Pat and Ed do, means first putting in the time and labor. It means embedding yourself within the community, not to gain points, but to gain the insight and the support of people who will literally move (small, artificial) mountains to help you. When it comes to teaching and mentoring, it means taking a student-centered approach from the beginning. Knowing full well that fostering future academics or archaeologists is only a small part of the goal. It means sharing time, knowledge, and resources without regard to that goal and rejoicing in all of the different kinds of personal and professional growth that results. In these areas, and in most everything that we do, we often ask ourselves: "What Would Pat and Ed Do?"
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WWPAED?. Alejandro Figueroa, Whitney Goodwin. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451962)
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