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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Archaeology and Anthropology
Thursday 16 May 2013
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Archaeology and Anthropology: Past, Present and Future

Thursday 16 May at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present the fifth seminar in the 2012-13 series of ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Dr David Shankland, author of ‘Archaeology and Anthropology: Past, Present and Future’, and Dr Fiona Coward, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Though archaeologists have long acknowledged the work of social anthropologists, anthropologists have been much less eager to repay the compliment. This volume argues that the time has come to recognise the insights archaeological approaches can bring to anthropology. Archaeology’s rigorous approach to evidence and material culture, its ability to develop flexible research methodologies, its readiness to work with large-scale models of comparative social change, and to embrace the latest technology all mean that it can offer valuable methods that can enrich and enhance current anthropological thinking.

Cross-disciplinary and international in scope, this volume draws together cutting-edge essays on the relationship between the two disciplines, arguing for greater collaborations and pointing to new concepts and approaches to anthropology. With contributions from leading scholars, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines.

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe ( TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)