Current issues and Controversies

Controversies are common in the scientific world and Archaeology is no exception.  From the meanings of cave paintings to the last moments of mummified ice men, archaeology has provided a vast palate of controversies by which inquisitive minds struggle to uncover truth. Subsequently we will explore some ethical and scientific controversies in contemporary archaeology that are more challenging, and require not only skepticism, but also an understanding for how archaeologists confront the conflicts that develop within the discipline and the consequences for the wider public. We will also discuss ongoing controversies in archaeology that contemporary scholars are working to resolve.