Green and Green (2013) show how working with indigenous communities can lead to engagement with conceptual alterity through a public archaeology project among the Palikur in Amapá State, Brazil.
—Annual Review of Anthropology
Lesley and David Green (2013) write how distress and wonder drew them into another kind of archaeology among the Palikur of Brazil. Palikur knowledge as movement led them to conceptualize archaeology as 'reading the tracks of the ancestors'.
Knowing the Day
will change the way you think. Deeply theoretical while intensely personal, Knowing the Day
shows what happens when Western assumptions of universal reasoning encounter different epistemological systems. As the chapters take you deeper into the thought-world of the Amazon, your own concepts of perception, identity, language and the constitution of knowledge begin to change. By the end of this journey, the hubris of key elements of conventional western thinking are painfully apparent.
—Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford and Former President of the World Archaeological Congress
This is a radical exercise in un-disciplining archaeology, an exquisitely written alternative to modernity.
—Cristobal Gnecco, co-editor of Archaeologies
Through Lesley Green's superb, thoughtful and moving discovery of an 'ecology of predators' we may well learn, together with her, that the most dangerous beings are the ones who feel at home everywhere, serving some universal cause and thus not knowing 'where they are.'—Isabelle Stengers, author of Cosmopolitics