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Archaeology as Storytelling (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samantha Easy.

The rise of open source publications has increasingly made archaeological research available to wider audiences and yet the knowledge we as archaeologists produce is not always freely accessible or available. It is fully understood within our discipline that archaeological sites have strong connections to the past; that they are embodied spaces and irreplaceable sources of knowledge. However, this view of sites does not always extend to the broader public or to communities with ties to those...

Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexandra Jones.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Community outreach and education is an often overlooked area in the field of archaeology. While cultural resource management and academic archaeology produce large amounts of raw and interpretive data, the dissemination of that data to the public is often over looked....

Connecting Working Class History with Working Class Culture: Activist Archaeology in the Portland Neighborhood (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only M. Jay Stottman.

This is an abstract from the "Communicating Working Class Heritage in the 21st Century: Values, Lessons, Methods, and Meanings" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Is working class history being forgotten?  What is working class heritage to the working class today?  This paper will examine the relationship between working class people and their history.  It also will critically analyze academia’s role in preserving this history and its inherent...

Counter-Archaeology: Blending Critical Race Theory and Community-Based Participatory Research (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marc Lorenc.

Exploring connections between critical race theory (CRT) and community-based participatory research (CBPR), the methodology outlined in this paper examines how archaeology can be both transformative and empowering through its involvement in civic engagement, critical pedagogy, and social activism. The paper examines various ways in which CRT can broaden our conception of materiality, accountability, inclusion, and collaboration through an analysis of systemic inequality and its varied effects on...

Depicting the Slow Violence of Colonialism in Rural Yucatán, Mexico (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maia Dedrick.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Reckoning with Violence" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Rob Nixon’s concept of slow violence helps to explain the impact of colonialism on rural livelihoods in Yucatán, Mexico. However, is a violence framework useful to those who face colonialism’s long-term consequences? This paper considers the resources and tools that residents of a Yucatecan town have at their disposal when advocating for their...

Leading Each Other to Water: Queer Archaeology and Consciousness Raising in New York’s Adirondacks (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan Springate.

In 1903, white middle-class women founded Wiawaka Holiday House in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains for "working girls" to have an affordable vacation away from unhealthy factories and cities. In 2013 and 2014, I and dozens of community volunteers (ages 18 to 70) excavated on the grounds of the still-operating Wiawaka Holiday House (now the Wiawaka Center for Women). Underpinning all of the conversations and instruction about interpretation and excavation at the site were the queer...

On the need for more "gut theory" in academic archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Larry Zimmerman.

If we want archaeology to matter we need to get back to some basics. Processual archaeology got archaeologists drunk on theory. Post-Processual archaeology offered what appeared to be a hangover cure, but was really just the "hair-of-the-dog." In its theory addiction, the discipline seems to be hooked on a "philosophy du jour," stimulating in the classroom, a dissertation, or a monograph, but which quickly gets stale and unsatisfying. Academic archaeologists in particular seem to lose sight of...

Queering the Inuit Past: Archaeology as LGBTQ Allyship (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meghan Walley.

The real-world utility of academic archaeology is frequently called into question. I address this perception by demonstrating that archaeology has unique potential in the sphere of LGBTQ activism. Because archaeology deals in constructing past narratives, it has the discursive power to naturalize or denaturalize existing social structures and identities. While archaeology has a long history of reinforcing normative social categories, archaeologists have recently begun to apply queer theory,...

Reform and Archaeology (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan Springate.

There is more to the concept of reform than just change. The term suggests improvement and betterment -- but by whose definition and direction? Serving as an introduction to the Archaeology of Reform/Archaeology as Reform session, this paper explores the meaning and nature of reform and how archaeology can both illuminate and facilitate it.

Working Toward an Activist Landscape Archaeology (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Becca Peixotto.

Landscape archaeologies in the United States and Europe encompass diverse goals, scales and scopes allowing many perspectives to emerge from the archaeological study of related sites. This paper explores ways in which US-based scholars could draw upon approaches and theories from across the Atlantic to move toward an activist landscape archaeology that engages descendant communities, the public, and land managers through a focus on how people have interacted with and within a broad regional...