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Author Mickel, Allison, author.

Title Why those who shovel are silent : a history of local archaeological knowledge and labor / Allison Mickel
Published Louisville, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 203 pages) ; color illustrations
Contents Local communities, labor, and laboratories -- Site workers as specialists, site workers as supporters -- Access to interpretation -- Lucrative non-knowledge -- Lucrative identities in global archaeological labor -- Inclusive recording
Summary "Years of ethnographic work with current and former workers at two Middle Eastern archaeological sites combined with archival research. Describes the knowledge that locally-hired laborers possess about artifacts, excavation methods, and interpretation, showing that archaeological workers are experts-and are paid by archaeologists to pretend to be less knowledgeable"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 26, 2021)
Subject Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Social aspects -- Jordan -- Petra (Extinct city)
Archaeology -- Social aspects -- Turkey -- Çatal Mound
Community archaeology -- Jordan -- Petra (Extinct city)
Community archaeology -- Turkey -- Çatal Mound
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Jordan -- Petra (Extinct city)
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Turkey -- Çatal Mound
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Social aspects.
Community archaeology.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Social Science -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Social Science -- Archaeology.
Social Science -- General.
Jordan -- Petra (Extinct city)
Turkey -- Çatal Mound.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020051279
ISBN 1646421159