It has always been the intention of the Archaeologists Anonymous project to introduce new questions for our followers to consider, we’ve just had no real idea of how often to do it… Well, after the discussions at our SHA 2013 session (see menu bar for Katrina Foxton’s excellent review), we have decided to say goodbye to hopes and fears and pick up on a theme that emerged from some of the responses to the project, that of what is, or is not, ‘real archaeology’.
Many people will have been accused of not doing real archaeology at some point in their careers. More will have seen another’s work and found it a bit… well… questionable. Plenty of others, we know a lot of them here at Archaeologists Anonymous, adopt a more ‘anything goes’ attitude and judge archaeological work in different ways.
So, please get in touch with a postcard to let us know What is, or is not, ‘real archaeology’? As usual, we only ask that as a condition of your own anonymity, you do not identify any individual person, be they the recipient of the highest praise or the root cause of your existential angst.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Archaeologists Anonymous have decided to change the central question of the project! See above post for details… The postcards below this post are responses to the question: What are your hopes and fears for the future of archaeology?