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Drawing on examples from my community-engaged work in post-apartheid South Africa and post-annexation New Mexico, I want to talk about the kinds of risk my community partners navigate in our collaborative archaeologies. Both communities are focused tightly on colonial-era processes that have translated into dimensions of racialized inequalities, against which we hope archaeological partnerships might be employed and produce tools that do more good than harm.
White Privilege and the Archaeology of Accountability on Long Island (2013)
Dating to ca. 1660 and occupied for several generations by a locally prominent family, the Brewster House is revered as the oldest home in a Long Island town keen on memorializing history. An archaeology of accountability reveals another side of the story, one that destabilizes complacent expectations and sanitized interpretations of white middle class homes. Working from Bernbeck and Pollock’s (2007) premise that historical archaeologists must uncover the disturbing parts of history along...