What Have We Accomplished So Far in Japanese Diaspora Archaeology?

Author(s): Douglas Ross

Year: 2018


Before we can move forward in Japanese diaspora archaeology, it is crucial that we take stock of what we have accomplished thus far. Such stock-taking will aid in identifying common themes and approaches that can help shape our field of study and highlight gaps where more research is needed. Here I present an overview of archaeological studies on Japanese sites completed to date in North America and the Pacific Islands, and offer my opinions on where we should be headed in the future. I accompany this with a critical review of my own research on the Japanese diaspora, evaluating my contributions to the field and identifying areas where I have left themes and topics undeveloped. So as not to steal anyone’s thunder, I will avoid detailed discussion of recently completed or in-progress research by other participants in this session.

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What Have We Accomplished So Far in Japanese Diaspora Archaeology?. Douglas Ross. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441278)

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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