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Archaeology as Political Action

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This book develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, Randall H. McGuire builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of the real world, cons ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published April 3rd 2008 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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I was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and raised on Air Force Bases across the west. My mother taught me to love books, learning and history. My grandfather never understood why I wanted to be an archaeologist. He worked for a living in northern Colorado. One afternoon in field school he found me at the bottom of a deep stratigraphic trench, swinging a pick at the face of the ditch. That next summe ...more
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