Just finishing off an encyclopedia entry. What’s in a name – avocational, volunteer, amateur or community? How do we use a good word to describe folk who do archaeology without being paid to? Each term has loaded connotations or baggage and can be inaccurate in various ways. Does it matter so long as we’re clear about defining what we mean by a term?

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I am freelance consultant archaeologist specialising in public archaeology, interpretation, education and the media.
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