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A 2000-Year-Old Family: Interpreting Site Structure and Human Behaviors at the Swan Point Site, Interior Alaska (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gerad Smith.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper seeks to interpret the spatial patterning of the Swan Point Locus 2 site, interpreted to be a seasonal residential site. The site, located on a hill overlooking a small northern tributary of the Tanana River, consists of several features in excellent preservation. The assemblage suggests a pattern of features and artifacts consistent with a...


Acrobatic Games of Mesoamerica (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gerardo Gutierrez.

In this paper I examine the context and performance of acrobatic games in Mesoamerica using archaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic representations of contorsionists, tightrope walkers, equilibrists, dancers on stilts, jugglers, and participants in rotational devices, like the Palo Volador and the Huahua. I underline the importance of acrobatic games in ritual festivities and secular events where improvisational and professional performers staged spectacles and played tricks designed...


Addressing Neglected Narratives Through The Maritime Cultural Landscape Of Point Pearce Aboriginal Mission/Burgiyana, South Australia (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maddy E Fowler.

This paper presents results of research based upon an oral history, archaeological and archival case study of the maritime activities at Point Pearce Aboriginal Mission/Burgiyana in South Australia—the traditional land of the Narungga people. Point Pearce was established in 1868 and has been self-managed by the community since 1966, forming the historical time period for this study; however the research also draws on pre-contact knowledges. This case study was used to assess whether the maritime...


Andean Indigenous Bodies: Methodological Approaches to Past Perceptions of the Body (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maria Lozada. Danielle Kurin. Enmanuel Gomez. Maria Lozada.

This is an abstract from the "From Individual Bodies to Bodies of Social Theory: Exploring Ontologies of the Americas" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Any attempt to understand indigenous anatomy and perceptions of the body from an emic perspective in the Andes is a challenging endeavor, beginning with basic definitions that differ substantially from Western traditions. Furthermore, definitions changed across space and time throughout Andean...


Anna and the Sea: Reflections on Anna Kerttula's Influence on a Generation of North Pacific Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ben Fitzhugh. Catherine West. Sven Haakanson.

This is an abstract from the "Celebrating Anna Kerttula's Contributions to Northern Research" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeological research in Alaska and the broader North Pacific Rim has revealed a long and complex history of human occupation, dynamic human-environmental interactions, and – above all - underscores the relevance of archaeology to people living across the region today. These developments span the nearly two decades of Dr....


Another Indigenous Feminist on Settler Colonialism in Archaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristen Bos.

This paper addresses the ongoing phenomenon of settler colonialism that permeates even the best intentioned "decolonizing" efforts. This paper gives the same credence to Indigenous and non-Western laws, stories, and epistemologies; practices what Sara Ahmed (2014) calls "citational rebellion;" and putts substantial weight into the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples in order to argue that when white archaeologists capitalize on Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour’s (BIPOC) things, bodies,...


Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Western Papaguería: Let's Not Forget the People (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maren Hopkins.

The O’odham and other tribes of southern Arizona and northern Sonora have occupied the Western Papaguería since time immemorial. This dry and desolate corner of the Sonoran Desert is home to rich histories and living traditions that have left their subtle marks on the land, and that archaeologists have continuously tried to identify, describe, and interpret. For too long, ethnographic and ethnohistoric records from this region have run in parallel to the archaeology; however several recent...


The articulation of the dead; understanding expatriation, materiality and voice in the process of repatriation. (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dorothy Lippert.

This is an abstract from the "The Future of Bioarchaeology in Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Bioarchaeologists assert the responsibility to give voice to the dead, but the dead exist in many different definitions. As ancestors, they are part of an existing human community, as objects, they are part of a created community of collections. They can also be sources of data for researchers seeking to expand knowledge about human existence....


Being 'Post-Indian' in 19th Century New England (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Law Pezzarossi.

In the decades following the American Revolution, Native people throughout Southern New England took part in the development of a Native basket industry specifically targeted for settler consumption. Scholars have long acknowledged that basket styles communicated tribal and even familial affiliation among basketmakers and Native community members. But for customers, the objects represented a connection with a Native artisan who filled the role of the "Vanishing Indian," an emerging trope in...


Belonging, Not Belongings: Thinking beyond the "White Possessive" in the Identification of 19th Century Indigenous Landscapes in New England (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Law Pezzarossi.

This is an abstract from the "Recognizing and Recording Post-1492 Indigenous Sites in North American Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In her recent book, "The White Possessive," Aileen Moreton-Robinson details the way in which Western Nationhood hinges upon the possession of property. Consequently, the mechanisms by which Indigenous people become "propertyless," are crucial for the state’s denial of Indigenous sovereignty. For...


Beyond the Holes of Archaeology: Paying Attention to Indigenous Academics, Artists, and Activists (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen Silliman.

Archaeology continues to need the infusion of indigenous perspectives, not only to take responsibility for the discipline’s past in colonial contexts, but also to advance its ability to understand human histories – especially indigenous ones – in respectful, innovative, and inclusive ways. This need is particularly strong for those archaeologists who study Native American cultural and community life just before, right into, and well after the onset of European colonialism and for those who are...


Born This Way, Becoming That Way: Difference, Disability and Sickness in Inka Society (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Hechler.

This is an abstract from the "Medicine and Healing in the Americas: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Inkas’ social constructions of physical difference recognized ‘disability’ as a permanent state of being, one that Guaman Poma de Ayala suggested was considered a specific calle or passage of life. Unlike much of the contemporary Late Middle Ages of Christian Europe, such individuals were not...


Buying Into It: A Study of Economic Engagement on the Eastern Pequot Reservation (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelton Sheridan.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This multi-scalar project examines economic patterns and foodways related to Native American ceramic use on the Eastern Pequot reservation in North Stonington, Connecticut. Engagement with local Euro-American markets by the Eastern Pequot was necessary during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Analysis of ceramic assemblages focusing on ware type, vessel...


Centering Alluitsoq: The Potential for an Indigenous Archaeology in Greenland (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cameron Turley.

Postcolonial and Indigenous archaeologies have changed the theoretical, methodological, and political landscapes of our discipline’s engagement with regions and peoples once conceptualized as peripheral to the European core. However, some regions, and the subjects that move within them, still occupy the conceptual margins. This paper considers the position of archaeological praxes in Greenland, a constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the late arrival of the postcolonial critique to...


Chacoan Complexities (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Worthy Martin. Carolyn Heitman.

This is an abstract from the "Openness & Sensitivity: Practical Concerns in Taking Archaeological Data Online" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Chaco Research Archive (CRA, chacoarchive.org) has been available since 2004 and the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC, salmonpueblo.org) launched in May of 2018. These web-based portals, as their names indicate, were both designed primarily with the academic researcher in mind....


Changes along a Native Transportation Corridor in Western Massachusetts: The Fife Brook Sites and the Deerfield River (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Donta. Kimberly Smith.

This is an abstract from the "Changes in the Land: Archaeological Data from the Northeast" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. A cluster of Native American sites was first identified in the early 1970s at the junction of Fife Brook and the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts, and was further examined 15 years ago. Recent additional work has expanded knowledge of site distribution on this portion of the Deerfield and added to the inventory of...


Co-Interpreting the Past – Shaping the Present, Building the Future (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ieva Paberzyte.

Interest in the past brings archaeologists and Indigenous people together. Archaeologists reveal the past through material remains, while Indigenous people remember the past and keep it alive through stories. Often the past for archaeologists is an object of scientific curiosity, while for Indigenous people storytelling is an essential part of their identity. Stories provide wisdom and strength to deal with challenges in the present and the future. Joint efforts of archaeologists and Indigenous...


Collaboration, Accountability, and Performativity: Defining Collaboration in Northern New Mexico Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danny Sosa Aguilar. Chandler Fitzsimons.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In recent years, collaborative approaches with descendant communities play an important role in archaeological research. One single understanding of "collaboration" does not prepare the archaeologist for the pitfalls and problems of engaging with communities. The result is a multitude of methodological approaches that display as a "continuum" of archaeological...


Collaborative and Community-based Archaeology (Heritage) – Introduction to the Session and Some Views on Successfully Partnering with Indigenous and Local Communities. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charles Bello.

The concept of conducting research & historic preservation endeavors in effective partnerships with indigenous and local communities just makes sense and is only fair. Clearly, archaeology – heritage management impacts indigenous, local, and descendant communities. It is also clear that these groups often have relatively little input to what others are trying to accomplish. This paper addresses a few key concepts and recurring purposes and goals: The tangible and intangible aspects of...


Colonization, Transformation and Continuities in the Indigenous Caribbean (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Corinne L. Hofman. Roberto Valcárcel Rojas. Jorge Ulloa Hung.

The indigenous peoples of the Caribbean were the first to have suffered European colonization of the Americas. From the arrival of Columbus in 1492 the insular territories were transformed in a massive slave raiding arena in which the knowledge of so-labelled ‘indios’ was used and manipulated by the Europeans and transferred across the Caribbean Sea. Indigenous peoples were put to work in the goldmines and farms of Hispaniola, Cuba and Puerto Rico or in the pearl fisheries in Cubagua. On the...


Comcaac Collaborative Ethnohistory: The Importance of Objects, Places, Routes and Leaders. (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Natalia Martínez-Tagüeña. Lorenzo Herrera-Casanova. Luz Alicia Torres-Cubillas.

In collaboration with Comcaac community members of Sonora, Mexico, oral accounts are combined with archival documents and with archaeological survey. For the colonial period in Sonora, historians and anthropologists have mostly relied upon archival documents written by representatives of the Spanish empire, in addition to information from historical archaeology. The Comcaac knowledge immersed in oral traditions balances some of the inherent biases in the Spanish documentary record, and sheds...


Community archaeology on the south west coast of Alaska:TAPP (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristen Barnett. Anna Prentiss. Sarah Nowell. Ethan Ryan.

The Togiak archaeology and Paleo archaeology project is a combined effort between the Togiak community and the University of Montana to renegotiate the pre-colonial and historic understanding of the Old Togiak site in Southwest Alaska. Preliminary results from the first field season challenge our current understanding of the site incorporating community driven research and knowledge. This paper serves to expand our knowledge and understanding of the region in propose a new baseline in...


Community Engagement in Archaeology through Photogrammetry (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hannah Julia Paredes. Olivia Navarro-Farr. Mary Kate Kelly.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Photogrammetry is a rapidly-evolving technology that is applicable to a wide array of archaeological contexts and reconstructions. Researchers affiliated with the Proyecto Arqueológico Waka’ (PAW) at the site of El Perú-Waka’, Petén, Guatemala, initiated a program of photogrammetric recording of stelae during the 2018 season. In this process, a series of...


A Community of Heritage Practitioners: Keeping the Past in the Present at Grand Ronde (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eve Dewan. Ian Kretzler. Briece Edwards.

For the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, care of tribal heritage is an expression of sovereignty, cultural creativity, and connection to place. We discuss three arenas in which the Tribe draws on information about the past to reaffirm connections in the present. First, exhibits at the Chachalu Tribal Museum & Cultural Center, language immersion programs, and artistic pieces showcase how the diverse Native peoples of western Oregon overcame dispossession and removal to...


Community-Based and Collaborative Archaeology in South Greenland: Past, Present, Future (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cameron Turley. Aká Bendtsen.

This is an abstract from the "Celebrating Anna Kerttula's Contributions to Northern Research" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeologists are increasingly engaging in community-based and collaborative approaches to develop frameworks for co-production of knowledge and its dissemination. Encouraging collaborative frameworks and community engagement has been a key element of the NSF Arctic Social Sciences Program under Anna Kerttula's leadership....