Osage Cultural Continuity and Change in the Contact Era: evidence from the flaked stone assemblages at the Brown and Carrington sites
Many traditional anthropological studies used acculturation theory to understand Colonial era Native American cultural dynamics. Acculturation theory assumes a process of gradual culture change through the adoption of European culture. More recently, anthropologists have incorporated additional concepts including agency, scales of analysis, and historical silencing to more productively investigate not only indigenous culture change but also continuity during the historic period. The project reported here uses these ideas in a study of contact era continuity and change as reflected in Osage flaked stone technology. This is accomplished through analysis of flaked stone artifacts from house features and surrounding areas at two historic Osage sites - Brown and Carrington. These sites are located in western Missouri and were excavated by the University of Missouri under Carl Chapman from the 1941 through 1982. We present the research problems, methods, study sites, artifact samples, and the results of this study.
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Osage Cultural Continuity and Change in the Contact Era: evidence from the flaked stone assemblages at the Brown and Carrington sites. Laura Bruns, Elizabeth Sobel, F. Scott Worman, Jack Ray. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430402)
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