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Practicing Community Archaeology and Present Communities of Practice in Archaeology: A Southwestern Perspective

Author(s): Michael Adler

Year: 2015

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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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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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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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