The decades-long move toward post-processual archaeology has abandoned Science
Interpretation steers the ship, powered by the winds of subjectivity on a sea of swirling, dogmatic currents.
Archaeology has morphed into a Humanity, dismissive of theories deemed fringe; impartial review be damned.
Imagining peer review powers reserved for PhD. science, archaeology and anthropology dismiss critics unjustly.
Verify archaeology's new millenium mission by consulting 3 online resources, excerpts in green rectangles:
Wikipedia article: Post-processual archaeology
created in the winter of 2002, this article exists by virtue of academic contributors and endorsements
SCRIBD.com The Politics and Practice of Archaeology in Conflict
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Volume 11, Nos. 3-4, 2009, 197-213 authors Dominic Perring and Sjoerd van der Linde, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands, presented to Centre for Applied Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK. Find excerpt on page 199, lines 5-8
Archaeology Magazine Debating NAGPRA(Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act)'s Effects
"Native Americans and Archaeologists" February 26, 1999
The Archaeological Institute of America, referencing November/December 1994 issue
The closed, archaeo/native partnership controlling the USA's Clovis-only narrative ignores real, culturally diverse sites. In ancient times traders and explorers sailed transoceanicly. America's heartland has abundant Ogham writing in canyon wall rock shelters. One site, complete with a lengthy archaeoastronomical sunrise alignment — see image below — marking the Celtic harvest cross-quarter holiday, is accompanied with a star map captioned Noble Twins, our modern constellation Gemini. Western Europeans memorialized a triple planetary conjunction in August 471 in the Common Era (AD). It is dated, inscribed, American History in southeast Colorado with sunrise markers at Lughnasad, August 7 or 8, and Beltaine, May 5 ± a day. Watch sunup from the target viewpoint on August 7, 2005 midway through our 3-minute teaser.
Posterity beware of post-processual poseurs and a new pseudoscience crafted to forever lock-in their dynastic control.
WARNING: Raising post-processualism and associated unscientific behavior on archaeology defender Jason Colavito's blog could get you blocked, as I was, following a thread with 2 contentious allies. My last post, December 16, 2017: