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Recognizing Indigenous Settlement Patterns: Results from Pimu (Catalina Island, CA)

Author(s): Desiree Martinez ; Wendy Teeter ; Karimah Kennedy-Richardson

Year: 2017

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For 10 years, the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Project (PCIAP) has worked with the Gabrielino (Tongva) community to create a research agenda that acknowledges the Tongva’s cultural knowledge of the environment. Based on an Indigenous archaeology approach, PCIAP’s work recognizes that previous interpretations of Island Tongva settlement patterns do not accurately reflect how the Island Tongva viewed themselves upon the landscape nor their relationships to the people and items around them This presentation will discuss alternative ways of viewing the landscape and Pimu settlement patterns, framed Gabrielino (Tongva) worldviews.

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Recognizing Indigenous Settlement Patterns: Results from Pimu (Catalina Island, CA). Desiree Martinez, Wendy Teeter, Karimah Kennedy-Richardson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430264)


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min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16652

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