What can applied archaeology offer anthropology?

I live in two professional worlds. Part scientist, part science communicator, I navigate a cross-disciplinary career with a saying from time in archaeology: Work from the known to the unknown. The Career Readiness Commission’s Fordham Conference cued up this phrase for me again and sparked questions. Should anthropology remain within the known training paradigms of the cultural, linguistic, biological, and archaeological subfields? Or, can it push into the unknown to support anthropologists working outside the academy? Perhaps my field of applied archaeology, specifically cultural resources management (CRM), offers a known case study with insights for anthropology. Cleaved from an academic [...]