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Deep Impacts of Mohegan Archaeology: Indigenous Knowledge and its Influence on the Past

Author(s): Craig Cipolla ; James Quinn ; Jay Levy

Year: 2017

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There is no doubt that indigenous, collaborative, and community-based projects have made great strides in reshaping the ways in which archaeological research is conducted and carried out in North America. Comparatively speaking, however, reporting on collaborative projects often place less emphasis on the ways in which indigenous and hybridized versions of archaeology influence our interpretations of the past and penetrate archaeology at the level of theory. In this paper we attempt to fill this void, critically considering our collaborative work together in terms of deeper impacts that indigenous knowledge makes. We argue that our work together produces new and valuable perspectives on time and temporality, archaeological "data" in general, anthropocentrism, and colonial interaction and survivance. We discuss these insights in terms of several eighteenth- and nineteenth-century sites on the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Deep Impacts of Mohegan Archaeology: Indigenous Knowledge and its Influence on the Past. Craig Cipolla, James Quinn, Jay Levy. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430263)


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min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14344

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