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Forum 2014: Under-Representation in Contemporary Archaeology

Collection launched: 20 Oct 2014
Responses are given by a selection of young archaeologists, all of who use their own personal experiences to raise emerging - but obscure - challenges encountered in the progression of their career. These emerging challenges are ongoing themes in contemporary archaeology, which impede the further professionalisation of archaeology and cause obstacles for those wishing to pursue the profession. Many archaeologists declined to contribute in fear of shooting themselves in the foot should they rock the boat. Those who remain bring these important issues to the fore. Responses are from: PhD candidate Oliver Boles, NHM's Brenna Hassett, (un)free archaeology's Samuel Hardy and #freearchaeology's Emily Johnson. We hope this forum highlights the 'new' areas of under-representation that today's archaeologists are facing.