Local Perspectives on Archaeology from Around the World

Posted on October 21, 2016


We tend to dig other people’s pasts, even in our own countries, such is the nature of archaeology. One of the great joys of archaeology is listening to local communities and their impressions of the past. So it was a real pleasure to listen to some archaeologists and non-archaeologists discuss archaeology and their past from around the world at WAC-8. I recorded the talks which you can see below. A very interesting mix of groups from Japan’s Ainu (WAC-8 was in Kyoto) to “descendent of Alexander’s troops” (not really but watch the video):

Koji Mizoguchi- introduction

Tadashi Kato

Paul Tapsell

Sayed Gul Kalash

Aulii Mitchell

Dorothy Lippert

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