Mickel, Allison


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Grad Status: 
Third Year Cohort

I look for the characters, plots, and thematic motifs in archaeology. I’m interested in the way archaeologists write archaeology, and in investigating what role this process and this product plays in the way archaeological interpretations are created. I’m especially interested in fiction as a method of archaeological representation that is most polyphonic, epistemologically transparent, and relatable for the diverse audiences to which archaeology caters. My work is focused on archaeology in the Middle East and Africa. I completed my B.A. in Anthropology at the College of William & Mary by writing a fictionalized narrative of an excavation season at a site in the Wadi Araba in Jordan.