Archaeology's post-processual movement has neutered it as a Science

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 The Sciences, this gaggle conveniently denounce its critics thus.
 
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Wikipedia article: Post-processual archaeology
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The post-processual movement originated in the United Kingdom during the late 1970s and early 1980s ... influenced by French Marxist anthropology, postmodernism and similar trends in sociocultural anthropology. Parallel developments soon followed in the United States.
 
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.
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We are unavoidably compromised by the partisan uses to which the past is put, in which the physicality of archaeological remains and historic buildings makes them convenient anchors for claims and counter-claims of cultural ascendancy. (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

(Clement W.) Meighan saw reburying of bones and artifacts as "the equivalent of the historian burning documents after he has studied them. Thus, repatriation is not merely an inconvenience but makes it impossible for scientists to carry out a genuinely scientific study of American Indian prehistory."

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