'Archaeologies of Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past'

An Interview with Victor Buchli and Gavin Lucas


  • Alfredo González-Ruibal Spanish National Research Council
  • Rodney Harrison UCL
  • Cornelius Holtorf
  • Laurie Wilkie University of California, Berkeley




Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas, Archaeology


This interview with Victor Buchli and Gavin Lucas was undertaken over email during the Summer / Autumn of 2013 and coordinated by Alfredo González-Ruibal on behalf of the editorial team: Alfredo González-Ruibal, Rodney Harrison, Cornelius Holtorf and Laurie Wilkie. An initial set of questions was drafted and agreed amongst members of the editorial team, and a series of follow-up questions (indicated by the presence of author’s initials) were subsequently posed in cases where individuals hoped the interviewees might expand on particular points. These have been maintained in the text to allow the reader to follow the various threads which each interviewer chose to pursue.


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Author Biography

Alfredo González-Ruibal, Spanish National Research Council

Alfredo González-Ruibal is Staff Scientist with the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His research focuses on the archaeology of the recent past, with a special interest in conflict, capitalism, colonialism and dictatorship. He has conducted fieldwork related to these topics in Spain, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea. He is the editor of Reclaiming Archaeology: Beyond the Tropes of Modernity (London: Routledge, 2013).


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How to Cite

González-Ruibal, A., Harrison, R., Holtorf, C., & Wilkie, L. (2015). ’Archaeologies of Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past’: An Interview with Victor Buchli and Gavin Lucas. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 1(2), 265–276. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.v1i2.26629