Stepping into Comfortable Old Shoes: ‘The Consequence of Archaeological Comfortability’

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  title={Stepping into Comfortable Old Shoes: ‘The Consequence of Archaeological Comfortability’},
  author={Cara Jones and Philip Richardson},
  year={2012}
}
This paper takes as its starting point a comment made by Baines and Brophy (2006a, b) concerning the ways in which archaeologists in the field render the unfamiliar deposits they encounter familiar or ‘comfortable’ through the very methods and practices they use. At the excavation of Battle Moss, Caithness (Baines and Brophy 2006b), the excavators admitted that they began with a pre-formed idea of what the archaeology was going to reveal. They were faced with a known site type – multiple… 
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