A Plurality of Pluralisms: Collaborative Practice in Archaeology

Wylie, Alison. “A Plurality of Pluralisms: Collaborative Practice in Archaeology”: in Objectivity Science: New Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies, edited by Flavia Padovani, Alan Richardson, and Jonathan Y. Tsou, 189-210. Dondrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2015.

Innovative modes of collaborative practice are transforming archaeology, in the process generating examples of methodological and conceptual pluralism that are proving to be powerful catalysts for creative insight. What I have in mind are not the interdisciplinary collaborations that have long been a staple of archaeological inquiry but, rather, intellectual as well as pragmatic partnerships with descendant communities, especially Aboriginal and Indigenous communities.