venerdì 29 luglio 2016

Academic archaeologists or storytellers?
«Today’s archaeology requires new skills, new sensitivities for communicating effectively with the wider audience […] We are woefully unprepared for the challenges of an entirely new kind of archaeology. … The academic culture is becoming increasingly irrelevant to much of what contemporary archaeologists do. Yet we persists in training predominantly academic archaeologists… Professional archaeologists have indeed become performers on a public stage who work as sophisticated storytellers».

Brian Fagan
(Epilogue. In: B. Little (ed) Public Benefits of Archaeology, pp. 253-60. Gainesville etc.: University Press of Florida, 2002)