Reforming the Collection: Documentation, Fieldwork, and the NAGPRA Process at SUNY Oswego

Author(s): Douglas Pippin

Year: 2018

Summary

The discovery of human remains in the SUNY Oswego archaeological collection in 2005 led to a ten year inventory process to fulfill our responsibilities under NAGPRA. From the beginning, our fundamental difficulty was the overall lack of documentation and information about the materials comprising the Oswego collection. Difficulties with the existing catalog and storage condition of the materials heightened the difficulties of inventory process. Many of the sites represented in our collection have never been described in the academic literature, with little or no records left behind to assist in curation. In short, a complete overhaul of the archaeological collection was needed, necessitating a complex web of investigative discovery, with many leads still unfulfilled. 

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Reforming the Collection: Documentation, Fieldwork, and the NAGPRA Process at SUNY Oswego. Douglas Pippin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441721)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
20th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 803