Texas Tech University

Archaeology in the Making


Book Description:

Archaeology in the Making (Routledge, 2013) co-edited by Christopher Witmore is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come to fascinate archaeologists over the last forty years or so, those that concern major events in human history such as the origins of agriculture and the state, and questions about the way archaeologists go about their work.

Archaeology in the Making: Conversations through a Discipline was co-edited with W. Rathje and M. Shanks.

Barbara Hahn


Author Bio:

Christopher Witmore is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Classics in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures. His research focuses on things, land, and human ecology in the Mediterranean, especially southern Greece, on the Roman built environment in Northern Britain, and on archaeological memories of a POW camp in Norway. Chris is fascinated by the character and scope of archaeology and for over a decade he has explored fundamental questions concerning the discipline's objects, practices, and rapports with what has become of the past.