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Please join Archaeology Southwest for a special evening with Coronado Expedition scholars and Archaeology Southwest Research Associates Richard and Shirley Flint on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 6:30 p.m., at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711, (520) 594-5420.
In “Where Pen Meets Trowel,” the Flints reflect on how archaeology and historiography may best inform each other:
“Although history and archaeology can be and sometimes are complementary disciplines, their different evidence bases and developmental trajectories tend to push them apart, even make them suspicious of one another. If we focus briefly, however, on the incompleteness of each discipline’s explanatory preferences and research habits, it may be possible to encourage the kind of disciplinary syncretism that has always seemed possible, but is all too often disappointingly beyond reach.”