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‘Proportional Representation’: Multiple Voices in Archaeological Interpretation at Çatalhöyük
Shahina Farid
This chapter explores the successes and failures in practice of the suite of reflexive methodologies employed in excavation at Çatalhöyük that acknowledge early on in the process that there is an inevitable bias in archaeological research owing to our individual life experiences, cultural background and education. By bringing all participants together we can arrive at a collaborative rather than a compartmentalised or isolated interpretation of individual components of the data. For the system to work effectively it requires explicit expectations, a well-balanced experienced team, a commitment of teams to engage with the systems, comprehensive resourcing, and regular and direction of overall aims of the project.