Tuesday 4 January 2022

Archaeology and Artefact Collecting as 'Parachute Activities'

The effects of colonialism and global economics on paleontological research...

Raja, N.B., Dunne, E.M., Matiwane, A. et al. Colonial history and global economics distort our understanding of deep-time biodiversity. Nat Ecol Evol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01608-8
                                                       Twitter (graphics by Dr Emma Dunne)

This probably to some degree applies to archaeology, though many communities may place more emphasis on the study of the human past (+identity) of their territory than what happened there in the Upper Jurassic.

One of the associated figures is particularly apposite to artefact collecting and archaeology also:

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