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Authors: Eusebio, Michelle S.
Title: The relevance of archaeology to contemporary concerns: the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines and ancient foodways
Date: 2020
Source: EurASEAA14: papers from the Fourteenth International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists. Volume 2: material culture and heritage
Place of Publication: Oxford
Publisher: Archaeopress
Abstract: One of the ways to evaluate how archaeology can be relevant to contemporary concerns is through investigating the agencies that provide policies and programs for the benefit of people. This paper examines the policies, programs, and other documents of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines. It discusses the important concerns of this agency, how far back in time it looks when making its policies, the time horizon being projected forward when policies are created, if this agency considers the sociocultural contexts of its subjects, for whom the policies are meant to be implemented, and how food is discussed in Southeast Asia archaeology. The paper ends with a few recommendations on what archaeologists and the Department of Agriculture can do to have their concerns met on a common ground, with beneficial outcomes for both, and for their subjects in the present and the future.
Identifier: ISBN 9781789695946
Editors: Lewis, Helen
Volume: 2
Page Start: 159
Page End: 171
Series Editor: Lewis, Helen