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Archaeology's crossroad; working together or striding apart?
BAJR's Antiquity piece.

In this climate of stringent cuts and quantifiable values, where can we as archaeologists find a foothold on an increasingly steep and slippery professional slope? Discovery and research should be fundamental to our profession alongside public inclusion and dissemination of knowledge, yet we only have a vague understanding of what we produce, why we produce it and who it is produced for.

In Martin Carver's editorial in Antiquity (December 2010), he contends that our currency is knowledge which holds equal value with the output of any other profession. By increasingly bowing to commercialism we risk losing touch with that value. Knowledge is no longer our official currency: at best it represents the loose change rattling around in our pockets......................

Feel free to be
a) offended
b) disgruntled
c) in agreement

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Archaeology's crossroad; working together or striding apart? - by BAJR - 15th February 2011, 06:23 PM

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