The Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference 2006
Friday 15th December - Sunday 17th December 2006
Hosted by the Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Archaeology for the Community
Faye Simpson & Sean Hawken ([log in to unmask])
Sponsored by the 'Exploring Archaeology' community archaeology project
Community archaeology is now more than a fashionable phrase. A multitude
of theories lie behind the various methodological approaches to community
archaeology. This session seeks to explore whether one particular approach
is right, or whether the focus should be an anthropological one. It could
serve the wider community if more than one strategy is adopted, more than
The focus could be on context instead, seeking to explore individual
communities with their own values.
This session will explore the plethora of issues raised by participants'
submissions, which will outline their experiences of community archaeology
and provide a starting point for the discussion. It will investigate
theories and methods adopted on these groundbreaking projects, examining
community values in more depth. The aim will be to draw together common
themes, forming critiques and examining subsequent strategies for
maximising the values of community archaeology as a resource.