Forum: Enclosing the archaeological commons?

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I think I understand Kenneth Aitcheson’s thoughtful article. And I disagree funda-
mentally with most of it. I take this position as an Africanist worried about the
enclosure of our archaeological commons by well-intentioned but excessive and
extractive ethical ‘codes’. I express my unease via the multiple roles of the post-
colonial archaeologist, the notion of ‘common’ standards, and conclude by offering
a reformulation of the archaeologist–client relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-128
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Archaeology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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