Contemporary relevance and community engagement

Margaret Nelson

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Is archaeology useful? Shannon Dawdy suggests that in the application of our knowledge to contemporary issues we find the utility in archaeological work. While I believe there are many ways archaeology is useful beyond this application, I will pull that thread, illustrating the applications of archaeology to contemporary issues at the interface of society and environment. I then examine a few of Dawdy's concerns about the failings of archaeology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalArchaeological Dialogues
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology


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