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Battlefield and Conflict Archaeology

"Battlefield or conflict archaeology is a specialized field within archaeology that focuses on the study and archaeological investigation of conflict and conflict-related sites. It combines archaeological techniques with historical research..." - by Douglas D. Scott

The Anthropology of Policy

"The anthropology of policy as a field emerged in the 1990s in recognition of the need to understand and critically interrogate policies as important sites of classification, disciplining, and production of order and change..." – By Noémi Lendvai-Bainton and Paul Stubbs

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