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Archaeology is a field which has always been of some interest but seemed far removed from anything I would ever engage in myself Its talk of ceramics and ole digging seemed like an adventure in an elaborate guessing game I mean really, ow do you get from a chipped cup to the story of a woman s everyday life over 100 years ago Battle Baptiste s Black Feminist Archaeology, like the material objects she describes, is a tangible, sensual appeal and argument for a critical archaeology with relevan Archaeology is a field which has always been of some interest but seemed far removed from anything I would ever engage in myself Its talk of ceramics and ole digging seemed like an adventure in an elaborate guessing game I mean really, ow do you get from a chipped cup to the story of a woman s everyday life over 100 years ago Battle Baptiste s Black Feminist Archaeology, like the material objects she describes, is a tangible, sensual appeal and argument for a critical archaeology with relevance to anyone seeking to unpack their discipline and what Audre Lorde termed The Masters Tools Several disciplines, including my own Planning , have much to learn from Battle Baptiste s modes of inquiry I did however leave wanting , specifically about what she found at each site While I appreciate her efforts to make a book about archaeology accessible to those outside academia, a littleeducation about the current practice of archaeology would have strengthened her well developed and passionate ode to the ancestors and scholars of African Diaspora 930.1082 B3363 2011 [ READ KINDLE ] ♤ Black Feminist Archaeology ⚆ Black feminist thought has developed in various parts of the academy for over three decades, but has made only minor inroads into archaeological theory and practice Whitney Battle Baptiste outlines the basic tenets of Black feminist thought and research for archaeologists and shows how it can be used to improve contemporary historical archaeology She demonstrates this using Andrew Jackson s Hermitage, the WEB Du Bois Homesite in Massachusetts, and the Lucy Foster house in Andover, which represented the first archaeological excavation of an African American home Her call for an archaeology sensitive to questions of race and gender is an important development for the field