Archaeologists Working with the Contemporary Yucatec Maya
Contribution to Book
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.
Jennifer P. Mathews, Bethany A. Morrison
University of Arizona Press
Rissolo, D., & Mathews, J. P. (2006). Archaeologists working with the contemporary Yucatec Maya. In J. P. Mathews & B. A. Morrison (Eds.), Lifeways in the northern Maya lowlands: New approaches to archaeology in the Yucatán Peninsula (pp. 198-209). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Lifeways in the Northern Maya Lowlands: New Approaches to Archaeology in the Yucatán Peninsula