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2 Cool 4 School: An Alaskan Archaeology HipHop Tale

Author(s): MoHagani Magentek Adamu

Year: 2015

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What fun is historical archaeology when it seldom reaches outside academia and into the public spheres? This presentation is a tale about a HipHop Archaeologist in Alaska finding her way outside her boundaries of African American Archaeologies and Burial Ground Studies. Burnt out from academic studies and school, Ms. Mahogany Bones and Lady Plup set out on an unofficial archaeological investigation to the Old Knik Townsite Museum. They have no preconceptions or a premise for their research other than to enjoy life, learn about the area and have fun. Hiking the Iditarod Trail, they go an adventure with a gang of dogs into a place of historical intrigue. Along the way, they discover local histories; encounter communities and municipal attitudes surrounding public archaeology. Following unpaved roads and fending off misquotes their path returns them back to where they started…school.


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2 Cool 4 School: An Alaskan Archaeology HipHop Tale. MoHagani Magentek Adamu. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434091)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 537

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