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Descendant Communities and Curriculum Development; Working Towards a Culturally Relevant Development Process (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Crystal Alegria. Jeanne Moe.

Archaeological excavations at the Absaroka Agency, a Crow Indian Agency located near present-day Absaroka, Montana, provided an opportunity to develop educational materials using authentic archaeological data. Staff from Project Archaeology, a national archaeology education program, designed and developed curriculum materials for upper elementary students using the archaeological evidence from the excavations at the agency site. These materials use archaeology to teach students historical and...


Four Years of Passport in Time: Public Archaeology and Professional Collaboration in a Nevada Ghost Town (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily S. Dale.

From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Carolyn White and Emily Dale of the University of Nevada-Reno and Fred Frampton and Eric Dillingham of the USFS collaborated on a series of Passport in Time projects in the historic mining town of Aurora, Nevada. The dozens of PIT volunteers who participated throughout the years came from a variety of backgrounds and for myriad reasons, yet all left with a connection to the past and an understanding of the importance of protecting America’s archaeological heritage. By...


Ground-truthing a Historic Database: Chequamegon Bay Archaeological Survey 2016 (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Heather Walder. John Creese.

In summer of 2016, the authors investigated two northern Wisconsin sites with long legacies of regional recognition as key seventeenth-century interaction locales among Native American communities and French explorers, missionaries, and traders. These historic locations, known as the Fish Creek Village and Shore’s Landing Trading Post, are significant to descendant communities, including local Ojibwe peoples and Wendat diaspora groups. In addition, the locations are some of the first...


Inclusive Collaboration: A Model for Archaeologists Working with Descendant Communities (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth D. Meade. Rachel Watkins.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "African American Voices In The Mid-Atlantic: Archaeology Of Elusive Freedom, Enslavement, And Rebellion" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The tensions resulting from American archaeology’s post-colonial roots are exposed in unique ways during the archaeological investigation of burial places associated with enslavement. In the aftermath of the investigation of Manhattan’s African Burial Ground, advisory...


"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...


Practicing Community Archaeology and Present Communities of Practice in Archaeology: A Southwestern Perspective (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Adler.

Practicing archaeology as part of descendant community historical research necessarily addresses issues of cultural identity, concepts of historical continuity, political status and myriad other considerations. This case study focuses on the interplay of communities in the northern Rio Grande region of the American Southwest that are variously defined by Native American, Hispanic, and other identities, as they relate to ongoing negotiations over water rights and other natural resource uses. ...


Recovering Family History: Archaeological Investigations at the James Holliday House in Annapolis, Maryland (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn H Deeley. Dolores Levister.

For the descendants of the people studied by archaeologists, archaeology can be deeply personal, as it reveals forgotten details of a family’s past. In the case of the James Holliday House in Annapolis, Maryland, the same African American family has occupied the James Holliday House since 1850. In 2009, the great-great-granddaughter of James Holliday asked Archaeology in Annapolis to help fill in the blanks about her family’s history, simply because there was very little information from family...


Shared Authority, Reflective Practice, and Community Outreach: Thoughts on Parallel Conversations in Public History and Historical Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn L Sikes.

Over the past two decades, publications in public history, museum studies, oral history, historic preservation, and historical archaeology have often followed similar trajectories in seeking to serve a diversity of stakeholders connected to historic sites and promoting discussion of poorly documented and marginalized communities. This paper traces these parallel theoretical concepts and ethical considerations and examines how public archaeologies of the recent past may benefit from closer...


The Times Are Changing: Project Archaeology Makes a Difference (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeanne Moe.

Over the last 25 years, Project Archaeology has had a profound impact on educators, students, and archaeologists. Project Archaeology curricular materials and professional development have shown teachers how to transform their teaching into inquiry learning in all subjects. Students have developed deep cultural understanding of the Native peoples who have inhabited our nation before Europeans came to these shores and are still here today. These students demonstrate a profound respect for all...