Punk, DIY, and Anarchy in Archaeological Thought and Practice

Colleen Morgan


Recent developments in archaeological thought and practice involve a seemingly disparate selection of ideas that can be collected and organized as contributing to an anti-authoritarian, “punk” archaeology. This includes the contemporary archaeology of punk rock, the DIY and punk ethos of archaeological labor practices and community involvement, and a growing interest in anarchist theory as a productive way to understand communities in the past. In this article, I provide a greater context to contemporary punk, DIY, and anarchist thought in academia, unpack these elements in regard to punk archaeology, and propose a practice of punk archaeology as a provocative and productive counter to fast capitalism and structural violence.


Punk; Archaeology; Anarchy; Archaeological Theory; Praxis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/ap.v5i0.67


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