"We ask only that you come to us with an open heart and an open mind": The transformative power of an archaeology of heart.
Author(s): Tanja Hoffmann
Indigenous scholars propose that the outside researchers most useful to indigenous communities are those willing to engage in a process of self-discovery and transformation. These researchers are willing to learn from, not just about, the people they work with. This paper contemplates the challenges and opportunities that arise when archaeologists embark on this transformative journey. I use personal examples drawn from two decades of conducting archaeology with and for indigenous communities to suggest ways in which heart-centred archaeology can transform our discipline. I close with examples of the transformative power of heart-centred interpretations of the past.
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"We ask only that you come to us with an open heart and an open mind": The transformative power of an archaeology of heart.. Tanja Hoffmann. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429787)
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