ARC 455 - Study Questions - Flannery 1982

ARC 455 Study - Marisa Meisner Spring 2008 Study Questions Flannery 1982 The Golden Marshalltown A Parable for the Archaeology of the 1980's 1

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Marisa Meisner Spring 2008 Study Questions Flannery 1982 The Golden Marshalltown: A Parable for the Archaeology of the 1980's 1. Describe each of the characters in Flannery's parable. -The Born-Again Philosopher – graduated in the 1960’s; criticizes everyone else’s epistemology; thinks he never had to do research, as long as he publishes one superb research design to be held as a model -The Child of the Seventies – has blind ambition; no commitment or culture or theory; wants to be famous, well-paid, receive instant gratification, and do hardly any work for it -The Old Timer – believes in culture as the central paradigm of archaeology; believes in more moral archaeology 2. This parable is full of important points that Flannery wants to make about the current state of archaeology. List and describe, in detail, at least five important points that Flannery is trying to make. -Everything is politics (you scratch my back. I’ll scratch yours), leading to too many compromises. -“The greatest legacy we can leave behind is a body of robust archaeological theory.”
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ARC 455 taught by Professor Mcandrews during the Spring '08 term at Wisc La Crosse.

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ARC 455 Study - Marisa Meisner Spring 2008 Study Questions Flannery 1982 The Golden Marshalltown A Parable for the Archaeology of the 1980's 1

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