Archaeology Notes and Sources

Paul’s Preparation Bibliography

“Canadian Pseudoarcheology with Steph Halmhofer” Archaeological Fantasies 96. August 6, 2018.

Barrett, J. C. (2016). “Archaeology After Interpretation. Returning Humanity To Archaeological Theory.” Archaeological Dialogues, 23(2), 133-137.

Buikstra, J., & Beck, L. (2006). Bioarchaeology : The contextual analysis of human remains. Amsterdam ; Boston: Academic Press.

Collins, J., & Molyneaux, B. (2003). Archaeological survey (Archaeologist's toolkit ; v. 2). Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Drewett, Peter L. (2011). Field Archaeology: An Introduction. Taylor & Francis.

Fagan, Garrett. “Diagnosing Pseudoarchaeology.” Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public. Ed. Garrett. G. Fagan. Psychology Press, 2006. 27-47.

Feder, Kenneth L. “Skeptics, Fence Sitters, and True Believers.” Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public. Ed. Garrett. G. Fagan. Psychology Press, 2006. 71-96.

Halmhofer, Stephanie. (2017). “The Glass Beads of Sexwamin” M.A. Thesis at University of Toronto.

Henson, Don. (2012). Doing Archeology: A Subject Guide for Students. Routledge.

Ion, A., & Barrett, J. C. (2016). “What Kind Of Archaeology Do We Want? Introduction.” Archaeological Dialogues, 23(2), 131-132.

Popa, C. N. (2016). “The Significant Past And Insignificant Archaeologists. Who Informs The Public About Their 'National' Past? The Case Of Romania.” Archaeological Dialogues, 23(1), 28-39

Stephanie’s Suggested Five (or so) Texts

Note from Steph: Ok, so that was a lot more than 5. I'll put some stars next to the texts that should definitely be included, the rest are optional!

1) On recognizing the Eurocentric history and ongoing practice of archaeology and why we need to work on changing that  ** "Indigenous Archaeology as Decolonizing Practice". Sonia Atlay

2) On the general theoretical guidance that archaeologists use. I shudder at suggesting a theory text, but this is actually a well-written, easy to understand book that covers many theoretical frameworks  **"Archaeological Theory, An Introduction" 2nd Ed. Matthew Johnson

3) On pseudoarchaeology  **"Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practice" Jeb Card and David Anderson

**"Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology" Ken Feder

"Pseudo-Archaeology: The Appropriation and Commercialization of Cultural Heritage" Alecia Bassett (This is a great, short, open access summary of pseudoarchaeology)

The Archaeological Fantasies blog and podcast is absolutely fantastic Ken Feder and Jeb Card who I've included in other links are co-hosts

My own blog post discussing pseudoarchaeology in general -

My own blog post offering an example of critically analyzing a proposed archaeological theory (this theory is largely rejected by the archaeological community but loved by white nationalists, which is a problem)

4) Since I talk use social media a lot for public outreach, which includes talking about how archaeologists can use social media for public outreach, Lorna has a great article discussing just that "Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context" Lorna-Jane Richardson

My own blog post on using social media for talking about pseduoarchaeology, which is also the topic of a public lecture I'll be giving in Ottawa in October

5) ** For those interested in my bead research, I've written a couple of blog posts basically summarizing it (more accessible than my thesis itself). based on public presentations I've given from my thesis research

6) And as a final, general addition - supporting women's voices in archaeology is important to me (the importance of representation is something I talk about quite a bit), so here's a collection of women archaeologists doing some work they're proud of