LOREM IPSUM: Where did the positivist turn get lost?

Sponsored by JAS Arqueología S.L.U.

LOREM IPSUM: Where did the positivist turn get lost?

Round Table

Sponsored by JAS Arqueología S.L.U.

Jaime Almansa-Sánchez (Incipit, CSIC, jaime.almansa-sanchez@incipit.csic.es)

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Within the last years we have seen how archaeological research has become positivist again, or so was thought. Under the umbrella of “real” science, only archaeological/material sciences seem to matter. Nevertheless, the claimed objectivity of these studies is usually full of assumptions and biases that still need a deep critique. However, critical archaeologies and other postmodern narratives seem to be set aside. This round table aims to challenge the positivist turn and the absurd logic that lays behind.

Further Details: If you find the current situation of archaeological research absurd, come! (If not, come too).

Keywords: archaeology; criticism; neopositivism

*This session will address a straightforward debate where the audience is invited to participate too. Aiming to be controversial, the debate will delve into the logic of current archaeological research from a critical perspective.

 

Discussants

What is your Research Question?

Beatriz Marín-Aguilera (University of Cambridge)

 

Solaris and the Hipster Archaeology: A Conceptual Approach on the Current Neopositivism in Archaeological Interpretations

Konstantinos Trimmis (University of Bristol)

 

Why Can’t you See that You are Wrong and I am Right even Though my Evidence says so?

Raimund Karl (Bangor University)

 

Are the New Materialists simply Running Scared of the Intentional Fallacy?

Adrian Davis (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

 

Moderator

Jaime Almansa-Sánchez (Incipit, CSIC): 5’6’’ btw

 

We encourage you to watch this before the debate: https://youtu.be/nXQ90_dv6I8