Paper Short Abstract:
This introductory paper will work through the main strands of today's session on 'pluralist practices'. It will highlight some key themes and questions, and will outline our own pluralist approaches.
Paper long abstract:
Many archaeologists are now pushing the boundaries of traditional archaeology, with many working outside the discipline. Indeed, theorising, and developing new approaches and practices for recovering, and interpreting the 'stuff' of archaeology is ongoing and ever-changing.
This paper will draw upon this distinctive research tradition which spans the discipline's many theoretical schools, and provides a basis for the session's main concern: the pluralist nature of things, people and archaeology itself.
Pluralist practices: archaeology is nothing, archaeology is everything