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Anti-Racism & Archaeological Practice at Montpelier (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Minkoff. Terry Brock. Matthew Reeves.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Race, Racism, and Montpelier" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeologists studying the African American experience have a responsibility to not only examine the complicated relationships and emergence of race and racism in the past, but also its legacy in the present. This is particularly true when this research is done as part of a public archaeology program, especially one that claims to engage with...


Archaeologies by Community Mandate: Who makes the call? (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charlotte Sunseri. Jun Sunseri. Heather Atherton.

Historically, precious little academic archaeology has occurred under the watchful eye of descendant communities who have witnessed generations of researchers come and go, sometimes with no direct contact regarding the results of archaeological investigations in their ancestral places. Despite more recent overtures to mend these practices, we (as a discipline) are still woefully lacking in this regard. Nevertheless, significant changes in the role of cultural patrimony to that of lynchpin in...


An Archaeology of the Night (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only April Nowell. Nan Gonlin.

Archaeologists have been in the dark on the topic of the night for far too long. Like any other aspect of human behavior, the nighttime has firmly planted itself in the archaeological record, ready for us to uncover it, if only we seek it out. Relying upon the material trails that humans leave behind, it is not only possible but productive to pursue an archaeology of the night to enlighten and broaden our knowledge of the human past. Artifacts, features, structures, and sites provide clues to...


Codes of ethics and archaeology in practice: "communal archaeology" and citizen science towards the advancement of the discipline (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Isabel Rivera-Collazo.

Adherence to codes of ethics is central to successful and respected practice of archaeology. The SAA’s Code of Ethics includes eight principles that address critical broad issues, including the importance of in-situ long-term conservation and protection of archaeological sites (Principle 1), establishing beneficial working relationships with all parties (Principle 2) and the importance of public outreach (Principle 4). Even though, as members of the SAA, we agree that these principles are the...


Collaborative Archaeology As Punk Archaeology? Considerations From The Maya Region (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Rowe.

The punk ethos is alive and well in collaborative archaeology, even if it is rarely acknowledged. Like punk, collaborative archaeology is committed to social change, minimally by giving voice to and enabling the participation of previously marginalized people in archaeological investigations. The types of on-the-ground operations involved with collaborative projects take more time and resources, and can be slower to produce the types of insights common in more traditional approaches to...


Contextualizing the theory of archaeological theorization (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Koji Mizoguchi.

The controlled discursivization of various undiscursivized/practical archaeological taken-for-granteds, ranging from micro-culturally-constituted traditions in artifact classification to grand meta-theoretical inclinations, is a constitutive function of archaeological theorization. How can it be implemented in the manner which most effectively enhances the potentiality of one’s archaeological investigation and practice depends on the purpose of the investigation and practice, and on the...


Evolving Histories and Changing Archaeologies on the Santa Fe National Forest (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J Bremer. Anne Baldwin.

The management of cultural resources on the Santa Fe National Forest includes interpreting the evolving histories of communities and coordinating those histories with the present state of archaeological practice. At the time of its desgination in 1915 the Forest had active excavations and ethnographic research being conducted on it with continuous research since that time. This research has consistently involved using local community members as participants or interpreters. Frequently these...


Historical Archaeology and Archaeological Practice in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Belford.

Historical archaeology has become much more widely accepted in Europe in the last ten years The same period has also seen tremendous changes in the way archaeology is undertaken in many European countries. Some - such as the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands - have adopted an 'Anglo-Saxon' model of free-market capitalism within a regulatory framework; others - such as France and Poland - remain strongly wedded to a more traditional statist model. These methodological differences reflect - and...


"Knowledge Without Action…": Shifting Frames of Reference in Archaeology Theory and Practice (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George Nicholas.

Following 15th-century philosopher’s Wang Yangming’s statement that "Knowledge without action is not real knowledge," I explore the value of knowledge that emanates from evidence-based practice grounded in descendant community’s engagement with heritage, and it subsequent application in two realms. The first is research at the interface of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Western science; the second a series of community-initiated and -directed studies funded by the Intellectual Property Issues in...


"The (Pacific North)West Is The Best:" Marley Brown's Influence Comes Full Circle (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin M. Bartoy.

In the past twenty years, historical archaeology in the American West has developed into a mature field of study. Prior to this time, with a few notable exceptions, historical archaeology in the United States was firmly rooted to the east of the Mississippi. Many budding historical archaeologists in the west went east to become initiated to the discipline. For many of these undergraduate and graduate students, Marley Brown was an embedded westerner, who opened the door of the eastern...


Punk as an Organizing Structure and Ethos for Emancipatory Archaeological Practice (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Colleen Morgan.

"Think about the kind of revolution you want to live and work in. What do you need to know to start that revolution? Demand that your teachers teach you that." -Big Daddy Soul The basic principles of punk archaeology reflect an anarchist ethos: voluntary membership in a community and participation in this community. Building things–interpretations, sites, bonfires, earth ovens, Harris Matrices–together. Foregrounding political action and integrity in our work. It is the work of the punk...


"Soundcheck": On the Status of Native American Oral Histories in Archaeological Practice (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kerry Thompson.

Many archaeologists support the inclusion of Native American oral histories in archaeological practice; however, the use of oral histories in archaeology is not systematic or singular. In order to develop a clearer picture of the application of oral history in American archaeology, I quantified and analyzed the use of oral histories in peer-reviewed articles. This poster presents the results of an analysis of journals in American archaeology from 1980 to the present that demonstrate the...


Stewarding Past Places into the Future – Cultural Landscapes, Byways, and Heritage Studies in Archaeological Practice (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melody Pope. Lynn Alex. Shirley Schermer.

Between 2010 and 2013 archaeologists at the University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist collaborated with local communities, traditionally associated peoples, and other stakeholders in planning processes involving archaeological sites, cultural resource districts, and archaeological preserves in Iowa and Illinois. Each project built on and extended partnerships with and between Native American communities and fostered new multidisciplinary relationships between archaeologists,...