Punk Archaeology: Questioning Academic Traditions

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Ever notice the sheer number of archaeologists who are into punk rock music?  What effect has this had on the practice of archaeology?  It turns out that when you think about it, there exists a surprising amount of similarities between punk rock and archaeology as both practical and creative processes!  Join us with special guest and co-founder of the “Punk Archaeology” movement Dr. William Caraher and explore the dialogue between these two fields – one a musical form, the other an academic discipline.  Find out how what began initially as an inside joke among archaeologists developed into a neat summation of a series of methods, approaches, and commitments in the discipline.  In the spirit of punk, discover the appeal of the movement not as a neatly bounded box, but a swirl of…

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