Practicing Community Archaeology and Present Communities of Practice in Archaeology: A Southwestern Perspective
Author(s): 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. The study contrasts the dynamics of how communities are defined as political, geographic, historic and resource-using entities, with the realities of long-standing relationships between the various communities in the region.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Archaeologies by Community Mandate: Practicing Collaborative and Community-Engaged Research
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Practicing Community Archaeology and Present Communities of Practice in Archaeology: A Southwestern Perspective. Michael Adler. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395921)
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