Re: Does a BA "Make" an Anthropologist?

Fiona Moore (al772@FREENET.CARLETON.CA)
Wed, 22 Feb 1995 21:45:56 -0500

> Does this represent just ignorance, or is it a deliberate attempt
> at perpetuation of lies?
>On Tue, 21 Feb 1995, wilkr wrote:
>> Archaeologists would never think of sacrificing a site in order to train
>> students. Nor should people in applied sociocultural anthro (or academic
>> for that matter) use people and places in this way, without thought about
>> making a contribution or meeting professional and ethical standards.
>> Rick Wilk

Speaking as an undergraduate student who spends her summers working with a
team of archaeologists, _working_ on sites and gaining _field experience_,
I would like to know myself. Is this suggesting that undergraduates are
too incompetant to do proper fieldwork? Because if it is, somebody should
tell my boss so that he can fire half his team and thus maintain his
professional and ethical standards.

Fiona Moore

"Quamquam frangi mani mei essetis, tamen transfixam ciberducem"