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Delivering on the Promise: Mobilizing Knowledge in the Ikaahuk Archaeology Project

Author(s): Colleen Haukaas ; Lisa Hodgetts ; Laura Kelvin

Year: 2015

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Partnerships between local communities and academics are becoming increasingly important in addressing a range of research questions in a warming Arctic. These approaches hold great promise for archaeology, but community participation in research demands that archaeologists rethink the aims and outcomes of our work. Here, we reflect on the ways in which our efforts to engage the Inuvialuit community of Sachs Harbour in our archaeological research project on Banks Island, NWT have shaped the project aims and desired outcomes. Our efforts to democratize archaeological recording and reporting through the use of photogrammetry, 3D modelling and Facebook could facilitate community-based documentation of archaeological sites threatened by coastal erosion and other climate change-related impacts on the Arctic archaeological record.

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Delivering on the Promise: Mobilizing Knowledge in the Ikaahuk Archaeology Project. Lisa Hodgetts, Colleen Haukaas, Laura Kelvin. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395753)


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min long: -178.41; min lat: 62.104 ; max long: 178.77; max lat: 83.52 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America