ASA09: Anthropological and archaeological imaginations: past, present and future

6th-9th April 2009, University of Bristol, UK

The conference, through it's 37 panels, 3 plenaries, 20 films, 280 papers and 370 delegates, stimulated a major reconsideration of the complex  links which obtain between social anthropology and archaeology. Though social anthropology has had an uneasy relationship with archaeology we believe that the transformations that both disciplines have experienced in recent decades mean that it is time to overcome this reticence, indeed that there are many reasons; intellectual, epistemological, methodological and practical, to do so.

Amongst the special events were:

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Conference convenor: Dr David Shankland, University of Bristol, d.shankland(AT)Ā 

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