Jones, Sharyn. 2016 Anthropological Archaeology in 2015: Entanglements, Reflection, Reevaluation, and Archaeology beyond Disciplinary Boundaries. American Anthropologist 118(2):301-316. DOI: 10.1111/aman.12531
Archaeologists in 2015 engaged with critical anthropological topics in our search to understand human-ity's story, including conflict and cooperation, materiality, ritual, food, environment, and heritage. New shifts in both our theory and our approaches are emerging; lines between traditional publication outlets and gray literature have blurred; open-source publications are now available; and social networking sites, along with blogs, crowdfunding, and data-sharing sites, are changing archaeological practices. At the same time, political challenges to archaeology's relevance exert pressure on what and how we study. Social changes and technological improvements have affected archaeological practices and prompted archaeologists to explore these various entanglements, including the range of audiences who consume and use our work. Archaeological research in 2015 produced new research findings and new multidisciplinary perspectives while reflecting a continued commitment to examining anthropological questions.
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