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dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Alex
dc.contributor.authorSan Filippo, V.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T14:43:19Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T14:43:19Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.citationFitzpatrick A and San Filippo V (2017) Things worth telling: considering narrative storytelling in environmental archaeology. Presentation at The 2017 Theoretical Archaeology Conference (TAG). 18-20 Dec 2017. Cardiff, Wales.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16544
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractWith the advent of the Internet, research has never been more accessible by others. As such, science communication has never been more important. In particular, environmental archaeology has often been at the mercy of successfully communicating a project’s importance to others. However, conventional archaeology papers may find difficulty in selling their research to the general public and to peers. In this paper, we propose that environmental archaeology projects may be able to benefit from adapting a narrative structure when publishing material. We argue that a narrative structure is not only more interesting and more accessible to non-specialists, but it may be more effective at illustrating the importance of a project to others. Because a narrative structure relies heavily on the development of empathy between the narrator and their audience in order to develop narrative drive, so too should an archaeology paper seek to engage with and motivate its readers. In order to explore this idea, we have identified key features of the structures for both a standard archaeology paper and a narrative story. An example environmental archaeology paper was written following the identified standard conventions to serve as our basis for this investigation, before being rewritten with a narrative structure. In examining these papers side by side, we will demonstrate the benefits of narrative in archaeology for public outreach, interdisciplinary communication, and research funding. By examining the conventions of the field from an outside perspective, we hope to provide tools with which environmental archaeology can strengthen its outreach. Narrative has proven itself as a vital communication tool, from which any willing archaeologist can benefit.en_US
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dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectZooarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental archaeologyen_US
dc.subjectCreative writingen_US
dc.subjectNarrative theoryen_US
dc.subjectStorytellingen_US
dc.titleThings worth telling: considering narrative storytelling in environmental archaeologyen_US
dc.status.refereedNoen_US
dc.typeAbstracten_US
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