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Jennbert, Kristina LU (2004) In Kulturell mångfald i Södermanland, del 2
Abstract
This article discusses the role of archaeology in our society as well as the epistemological outlook within archaeology. In order to illustrate the relevance of archaeology in our own age three topics are formulated - landscape archaeology, the long-term perspectives of archaeology and the norms and values of our particular system. It is underlines that archaeologists are interpreters of fragments from the past. We have to turn the problems over, call into question and ask new questions about the past and our interpretative starting points, not accepting the stereotype images of the savages in the Stone Age, the sophisticated chiefs in the Bronze Age or the robbers in the Viking Age. There are also good reasons for arguing against the... (More)
This article discusses the role of archaeology in our society as well as the epistemological outlook within archaeology. In order to illustrate the relevance of archaeology in our own age three topics are formulated - landscape archaeology, the long-term perspectives of archaeology and the norms and values of our particular system. It is underlines that archaeologists are interpreters of fragments from the past. We have to turn the problems over, call into question and ask new questions about the past and our interpretative starting points, not accepting the stereotype images of the savages in the Stone Age, the sophisticated chiefs in the Bronze Age or the robbers in the Viking Age. There are also good reasons for arguing against the nationalistic use of the past and for presenting instead a picture of diversity in the past. (Less)
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Archaeology here and now
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ethics, role of archaeology, stereotypes
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Kulturell mångfald i Södermanland, del 2
editor
Åkerlund, Agneta
publisher
Länsstyrelsen i Södermanland
ISBN
91-88044-15-7
language
Swedish
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yes
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  abstract     = {This article discusses the role of archaeology in our society as well as the epistemological outlook within archaeology. In order to illustrate the relevance of archaeology in our own age three topics are formulated - landscape archaeology, the long-term perspectives of archaeology and the norms and values of our particular system. It is underlines that archaeologists are interpreters of fragments from the past. We have to turn the problems over, call into question and ask new questions about the past and our interpretative starting points, not accepting the stereotype images of the savages in the Stone Age, the sophisticated chiefs in the Bronze Age or the robbers in the Viking Age. There are also good reasons for arguing against the nationalistic use of the past and for presenting instead a picture of diversity in the past.},
  author       = {Jennbert, Kristina},
  booktitle    = {Archaeology here and now},
  editor       = {Åkerlund, Agneta},
  isbn         = {91-88044-15-7},
  keyword      = {ethics,role of archaeology,stereotypes},
  language     = {swe},
  publisher    = {Länsstyrelsen i Södermanland},
  series       = {Kulturell mångfald i Södermanland, del 2},
  title        = {Arkeologi här och nu},
  year         = {2004},
}