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Warren Perry
Warren Perry peers through a magnifying glass at a bird carved in stone that was discovered near the privy at John Selby's house. Most likely of Native American origin, the caeving may indicate that ritual practices took place in the area. A proud Marxist, Perry believes the established order wields history as an instrument of power, as a weapon which archaeology can disarm. Perry wants to write an alternative and more inclusive history, from what African American writer Richard Wright called “the frog's perspective” -- the bottom up. The story he wants to tell resides, he says, “where the archaeological record and the historical record do not match. Those places are points of contestation. In normal language, folks are lying. I want to know who's lying and why.
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