Title

Archaeologists Working with the Contemporary Yucatec Maya

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

The nature of an archaeological project often requires that researchers establish a temporary residence in a local community. Concern for conditions that affect, and are affected by, their presence in this new place and space is often considered peripheral to the task of realizing research objectives. In fact, many archaeologists would admit to enjoying a certain sense of security in their perceived temporal, and therefore legitimized, dislocation from their object of study. In the most extreme cases, an archaeologist might resemble a geologist extracting, observing, or examining symbolically inert physical material with little regard to contemporary cultural contexts.

Editor

Jennifer P. Mathews, Bethany A. Morrison

Publisher

University of Arizona Press

City

Tucson

ISBN

9780816524167

Publication Information

Lifeways in the Northern Maya Lowlands: New Approaches to Archaeology in the Yucatán Peninsula

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