By Alejandro Haber, Nick Shepherd
While books on archaeological and anthropological ethics have proliferated lately, few try and flow past a traditional discourse on ethics to think about how a dialogue of the social and political implications of archaeological perform could be conceptualized otherwise. The conceptual principles approximately ethics posited during this quantity make it of curiosity to readers outdoor of the self-discipline; in truth, to somebody attracted to modern debates round the probabilities and boundaries of a discourse on ethics. The authors during this quantity got down to do 3 issues. the 1st is to trace the ancient improvement of a dialogue round ethics, in tandem with the improvement and “disciplining” of archaeology. the second one is to envision the meanings, effects and efficacies of a discourse on ethics in modern worlds of perform in archaeology. The 3rd is to push past the language of ethics to think about alternative ways of framing a collection of issues round rights, accountabilities and meanings relating to practitioners, descendent and affected groups, websites, fabric cultures, the ancestors and so on.
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On the one hand, disciplinary regimes of care premised on forms of empirical knowledge, epistemic violence, and what might be described as typological boxing. In terms of this regime of care the remains of the excavated dead are photographed, numbered, bagged, boxed, transported, sampled, measured and archived. On the other hand, they speak of regimes of care derived from contexts of life, the kinds of practices and protocols that guided the interment of the Oakhurst dead, for example. Referenced and re-animated in the postcolony such regimes of care “of life” become powerful points around which to organize a local politics of resistance.
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She also commented favourably on Goodwin’s field methods. The idea of method was important to Goodwin. Ten years after the publication of the Oakhurst Cave report he published Method in Prehistory, the first manual on archaeological methodology written for local conditions (Goodwin 1945). Goodwin’s move to install method in the practice of prehistory was part of the modernization of the discipline. He was also reacting against comparatively widespread practices of casual excavation and exhumation.
After Ethics: Ancestral Voices and Post-Disciplinary Worlds in Archaeology by Alejandro Haber, Nick Shepherd