Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
7Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns: Rumsfeldian Archaeology on the Irish Road Schemes.

Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns: Rumsfeldian Archaeology on the Irish Road Schemes.

Ratings: (0)|Views: 195|Likes:
Published by Brendon Wilkins
This paper cheerfully accepts the challenge elloquently articulated by the existential poet Donald Rumsfeld. In order to justify the vast public expenditure on development-led archaeology projects, how do we purposely find the unkown unknowns when we don’t even know what they look like? But as well as the things we don’t know we’re looking for, what also of the nature and integrity of the things we do find (our known knowns), and of the things we expect to find (our known unknowns)? Focusing on Newrath, an alluvial and esturine site on the N25 Waterford bypass, this paper explains how a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists attempt to find what they don’t know they don’t know before it vanishes forever.
This paper cheerfully accepts the challenge elloquently articulated by the existential poet Donald Rumsfeld. In order to justify the vast public expenditure on development-led archaeology projects, how do we purposely find the unkown unknowns when we don’t even know what they look like? But as well as the things we don’t know we’re looking for, what also of the nature and integrity of the things we do find (our known knowns), and of the things we expect to find (our known unknowns)? Focusing on Newrath, an alluvial and esturine site on the N25 Waterford bypass, this paper explains how a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists attempt to find what they don’t know they don’t know before it vanishes forever.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research, History
Published by: Brendon Wilkins on May 01, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PPT, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/13/2012

pdf

text

original

 
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
Charles Dickens,
 A Tale of Two Cities

Activity (7)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
bhbatson liked this
lcz37296 liked this
lcz37296 liked this
kinch140 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->