The decades-long move toward post-processual archaeology has abandoned ScienceInterpretation steers the ship, powered by the winds of subjectivity on a sea of swirling, dogmatic currents.
In short, it's a Humanity, dismissive of anyone or any theory deemed fringe, impartial trial unnecessary.
How? Archaeology clings to historic, scientific peer review powers to silence protest and kneecap criticism.
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Wikipedia article: Post-processual archaeology
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SCRIBD.com The Politics and Practice of Archaeology in Conflict
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Volume 11, Nos. 3-4, 2009, 197-213 authors Dominic Perring and Sjoerd van der Linde, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
presented to Centre for Applied Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK.
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Archaeology Magazine Debating NAGPRA(Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act)'s Effects
"Native Americans and Archaeologists" February 26, 1999
The Archaeological Institute of America, referencing November/December 1994 issue