Crusading against straw men: an alternative view of alternative archaeologies: response to Holtorf (2005)

@article{Fagan2006CrusadingAS,
  title={Crusading against straw men: an alternative view of alternative archaeologies: response to Holtorf (2005)},
  author={Garrett G. Fagan and K. Feder},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={718 - 729}
}
This bit of silliness from the Monty Python movie, The Life of Brian, came to mind while reading Cornelius Holtorf’s (2005) recent article in these pages, ‘Beyond crusades: how (not) to engage with alternative archaeologies’. We all laugh at this scene because we know that Stan, now calling himself Loretta, cannot have babies. We didn’t reach this conclusion as the result of some socially mediated process, or by imposing the will of the ruling class, or through some cultural negotiation. There… Expand
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