Are We all Archaeologists?

An Iranian Perspective


  • Sepideh Saeedi Binghamton University



Democratizing, Archaeology, Nationalism, Iran


This article briefly investigates the question of democratizing archaeology from an Iranian perspective. The process of relinquishing the authority of interpreting the past to the nonprofessional may accelerate the abuse of archeology by the contemporary nationalist trends. However on the other hand providing easy access to the specific products of archaeological research, makes more people involved in archaeology.


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Author Biography

Sepideh Saeedi, Binghamton University

Sepideh Saeedi has a PhD in anthropology from Binghamton University, and she has done fieldwork in Iran and North America.


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How to Cite

Saeedi, S. (2016). Are We all Archaeologists? An Iranian Perspective. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2(2), S8-S11.



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