The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

56. It is ethical to dig in contested areas?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Laura Wright
Luther College

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Archaeological excavations in contested areas inform the political and social narratives that shape the identities of its residents. Archaeology cannot be divorced from the political conflict. Participation in excavations should take into account international law and the broader political implications of excavations that contribute to the narrative of only one side of the conflict.

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Wright, Laura. 56. It is ethical to dig in contested areas?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 238-243 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27905. Date accessed: 20 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27905. Sep 2016

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