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From Maps to Lives: Participatory Archaeology and the Fate of the Amazon in the Digital Age.

Author(s): Charles Crones ; Michael Heckenberger

Year: 2016

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The collaborative turn in archaeology has had important impacts on Amazonian research over the past several decades. It uses participatory research strategies and public archaeology to promote inclusive research partnerships. One aspect of collaboration that is still seldom addressed is the use of digital technology in archaeological analysis and dissemination. The Xingu project, which included local digital documentation and video and a long-standing project of archaeological GPS mapping and testing with descendant groups, provides an exceptional setting to develop co-produced graphic digital representations. This paper discusses the rationale and results of this in developing an interactive GIS, in association with the current Kuikuro Cultural Center project.


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From Maps to Lives: Participatory Archaeology and the Fate of the Amazon in the Digital Age.. Charles Crones, Michael Heckenberger. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403259)


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South America


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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

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