Archaeologies of Latinos in the United States
Author(s): Albert Gonzalez
North-American ethnic archaeologies abound. The last several decades have seen the emergence of African-American and Asian-American archaeologies alongside the initiation of efforts to decolonize the archaeology of Native America. Considering the proliferation of ethnic and revisionist archaeologies, the current absence of any archaeology of Latinos in the historical and contemporary United States is a striking thing. Why has no such field yet been developed? How might such a field come to be developed? And how might the adoption of the analytical category of Latino archaeology be justified? This talk addresses those questions by drawing together several archaeological and material-culture studies of Latino migration, historical borderlands communities, and of everyday life in Latino households, past and present.
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- New Directions in Historical Archaeology: Theory, Method, and Practice •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Archaeologies of Latinos in the United States. Albert Gonzalez. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396817)