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Afterword: Environmental Archaeology - connection and communication

Internet Archaeology. 2019;(53) DOI 10.11141/ia.53.11


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Journal Title: Internet Archaeology

ISSN: 1363-5387 (Online)

Publisher: University of York

Society/Institution: Council for British Archaeology

LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Suzi Richer (Richer Environmental)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

As environmental archaeology matures, I believe we should be able to keep the term inside the world of archaeology and use it to for describing a set of techniques, ensuring that we are operating at the highest professional standards and that there is longevity to the skills within it. However, we should also know that when we are talking to people outside of the discipline we need to rethink how best to communicate, and this means accepting that the term 'environmental archaeology' may have limited value with other (or non-archaeological) audiences.