Long-term data versus Contemporary Crisis: Anthropological Archaeology in the U.S. / Mexico Borderlands
Author(s): John Chamblee
Steve Kowalewski’s work demonstrates the importance of long-term data and provides methods for synthesizing archaeological and other social science data to address problems of contemporary concern. This paper takes cues from that research and combines it with the social conscience for which Steve is known and respected. Instead of treating the deaths of undocumented border crossers in isolation, this phenomenon is contextualized by the long-term history of the U.S. Mexico Borderlands as a crossroads. In this light, current border control mechanisms fit into a cycle of intensifying effort to control the flow of goods and people through the region.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Staying Out of Small, Square Holes: The Contributions of Stephen Kowalewski to the Understanding of Human Societies at Regional and Global Scales
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Long-term data versus Contemporary Crisis: Anthropological Archaeology in the U.S. / Mexico Borderlands. John Chamblee. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395863)
North America - Southwest
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