- ISSN: 2326-3768 (Online)
- Editors: Sarah Herr Desert Archaeology, Inc., USA, Christina Rieth New York State Museum, USA, and Sjoerd van der Linde Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - Humanities Cluster, Netherlands
- Editorial board
Advances In Archaeological Practice is a quarterly, full-color, digital journal devoted to sharing creative solutions to challenges in the practice of archaeology globally.
Introducing our new special issue
In this special issue, we continue to examine professional-collector collaborations, building upon the case studies and dilemmas presented in Advances Issue 10(1). Here, we open up the discussion to the global level, with papers from North, Central and South America, Europe, and Oceania. A central focus is what might be considered as the next steps in collaboration: moving from individual person-to person best collaborative practices and case studies to what can work in terms of policies, protocols and legislation being implemented and evaluated in different countries. If successful, this can ensure that collector-generated data becomes part of the formal scientific (and humanistic) record. The articles in this issue show not only the diversity of different legislative and political settings in which take place, but also to demonstrate that - to differing extents - engagement with such groups and individuals is already taking place, bringing both opportunities and ongoing challenges. Suzie Thomas and Anna Wessman