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"P4SA is based upon the recognition of a conspicuous absence within the field of archaeological knowledge production—the absence of artistic approaches and social science perspectives. We hope to compensate for this lack by creating an intellectual platform, which will bring professional archaeologists together with people from the various fields of arts and social sciences. Our goal is to facilitate a discussion about the multiple contexts and the possible social purposes of archaeology. We believe that a healthy interaction between scholarship and popular knowledge is contingent upon the existence of a multi-vocal and democratic context of knowledge production. We therefore aim to create an atmosphere of debate that is sincere and courageous, as well as intellectually challenging. Though currently situated in and focused primarily on Turkey, the Platform for Social Archaeology subscribes to the motto: “Think global, act local!”''

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