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Anarchy, Archaeology, and the Decolonization of Collaborative Heritage (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Gonzalez-Tennant.

This paper explores the relationship between anarchism, collaborative archaeology, and the decolonization of African diaspora heritage in the US and Caribbean. The heart of anarchism as a political theory articulates a robust criticism of hierarchy, and neatly intersects growing interests in collaborative archaeology and heritage. This represents a crucial intersection as the majority of archaeological projects remains rigidly hierarchical, often resulting in the silencing of local stakeholder...


Archaeological Ethnography for a Decolonizing Methodology in the Central Highlands of Peru (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Zegarra.

Ethnographic research is herein demonstrated to contribute a crucially important initial step in the re-construction of indigenous histories and to building a praxis of collaborative archaeology. Ethnographic research was conducted during two field seasons in 2015 and 2016 in and around the sprawling ruins of the capital city of the Wari Empire in the central highlands of Peru to reach an understanding of the contemporary cultural idiosyncrasies pertinent to the Peruvian historical context. ...


Can Archaeology help Decolonize the way Institutions Think? How community-based research is transforming the archaeology training toolbox and educating institutions (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sonya Atalay.

Community-based research requires systemic shifts within institutions, from the way research is funded, protection of human subjects/IRB reviews, ethical guidelines, and what is legible/valued in tenure & promotion decisions. Some of the most important yet least discussed changes must happen in the classroom, in terms of what & how we teach. For community-based archaeologists, we know that process matters. How we conduct research with community partners is essential. The relationships and trust...


Decolonizing a Metropolis: the materialization of the late Portuguese empire through Lisbon’s commercial spaces (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rui Gomes Coelho.

After the formal independence of the Portuguese African colonies between 1974 and 1975, massive numbers of Europeans and settlers of European descent moved to Portugal in one of the most rapid migrations of the century.  This traumatic experience and the problems of redefining a national identity led to the continuous reproduction of an imperial imagination in the old metropolis, but this time without colonies. In this paper I will discuss how old and new urban spaces such as small shops, cafés...


Decolonizing the Practice of Archaeology through Collaboration and Community Engagement: Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather N Atherton. Kelly M Britt.

Collaboration or Consultation—while both terms involve working with stakeholders; consultation implies a formulaic, reactionary response or product that can produce negative connotations. In contrast,collaboration suggests a voluntary, shared method and a mutual goal, invoking more positive associations.  Within archaeology, collaboration is not a new practice.  Yet the task of decolonizing the practice of archaeology within academia and the public sector is easier said than done.  Through...


Revitalizing the Powhatan Indian Town: Collaborative Engagement at the Jamestown Settlement (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luke Pecoraro.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For several decades the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) has run an immersive living history museum with a re-created Powhatan Indian town on the grounds of the Jamestown Settlement. Based on the nearby archaeological site of Paspahegh, a pre- and post-contact Powhatan town site, the material culture used by the interpretive staff has been driven almost exclusively by archaeological...


Transformative Placemaking: The Intersection of Art, Archaeology, and the Community in Freedom City (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gabrielle C Miller. Frandelle Gerard.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Community Archaeology in 2020: Conventional or Revolutionary?" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Community-engaged archaeology as a de-colonizing practice has seen a greater emphasis in academic discourse in recent years. However, there is still much work to be done to break down the many barriers within the discipline that impede true collaborative relationships and partnerships. For descendants and...