ArchaeoCafé Podcast – Episode 2-12 – Archaeology and disabilities: An interview with Jon White

hosted by Otis Crandell

In this episode I talk with Jon White about his archaeological research on disabilities in the past as well as about archaeologists with disabilities today – how they can affect archaeologists and strategies for dealing with them.

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Some useful terminology and links

Discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and/or people who are perceived to be disabled.

Enabled Archaeology Foundation

Disabled Archaeologists Network


Selected reading

Enabled Archaeology – Working with Disability
by Theresa O’Mahony
BAJR Series, Guide 41, 2015


About Jon White

Jon is a doctoral student of archaeology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is also the Assistant Director of Alternative Testing and Assistive Technology at the Disability Resource Center at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His archaeological research looks at topics such as marginalization and exclusion, disability, urbanism and settlement planning, and the eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age.





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