Archaeological Assessment of Land Claims

Author(s): Erin Hogg; John Welch

Year: 2017


The 2014 Tsilhqot’in Decision in the Supreme Court of Canada reaffirms the relevance of archaeological research in the adjudication of Indigenous land and title claims. The evidentiary standards adopted by the Court, that occupation must be sufficient, continuous, and exclusive, invite comparisons with previous archaeological contributions to land claim settlements, refresh inquiry into current applications of archaeological data and perspectives to argue for (and against) affinities between present and past social groups, and create a template for future efforts to assess the strength of historical claims to territory.

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Archaeological Assessment of Land Claims. Erin Hogg, John Welch. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430193)

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min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17517