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Disruptive Archaeologies: The Theory and Practice of Punk

I’m an archaeological impostor. It feels good to say that. When I go to conferences I feel like I don’t fit in – although that’s not why I can’t be with you bodily today. That’s another story that involves someone called “The Man.” But I’m sure that many of you felt that way at some point, or perhaps still do: unsure of your abilities, and unsure of how you can be a good archaeologist. I hope you never lose those feelings, that you continue to challenge yourselves in what I hope will be long and interesting careers. Fear and failure (and fear of failure) can be great motivators, but so can anger and hope. Here’s a brief case study before we get into the meat of what Punk Archaeology might mean:

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