Is archaeology equal to equality?

  title={Is archaeology equal to equality?},
  author={Robin Osborne},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={143 - 150}
  • R. Osborne
  • Published 3 May 2007
  • Sociology
  • World Archaeology
Abstract Archaeologists have traditionally been much more interested in social ranking than in social equality, and have been very ready to deny social equality on the grounds that political authority was centralized. But limiting questions of equality to questions of political authority misses precisely those areas of life where the practical and operative presence or absence of equality makes most difference to the individual and to social relations – areas of life which archaeology is in… 

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