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Michael Shanks (archaeologist)
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Michael Shanks (archaeologist)

Michael Shanks is a British archaeologist who has been at the forefront of post-processualism in archaeology.

He has written widely on archaeology, often in collaboration with his colleague Christopher Tilley. The pair are infamous amongst students of archaeology for their elaborate and somewhat verbose prose style. Although possibly apocryphal it is said that when accused of using sentences too long and complex, they replied that such criticism was merely "the valorisation of anti-intellectualism".

Shanks was a lecturer at the University of Wales Lampeter before moving to the United States of America.

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