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To many, archaeology is a science. It is not, however, a traditional laboratory science with controls and variables. Its experiments cannot be repeated and its variables cannot be controlled so much as managed and standardized. This regulation in archaeology has, until recently, attempted to eliminate human error, indeed, the human experience from fieldwork. Though the experiences I had in Indiana and Kenya could not have been more different, the control and regulation in archaeological fieldwork attempts to minimize the importance of those differences.
Irons, Jonathan W., "A Moment in Archaeology: A Reflexive Examination of the Culture of Meaning-Making in Archaeological Fieldwork" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. Paper 34.