Issues in Interpretation and Presentation of Cherokee Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Author(s): Johi D. Griffin; Kathryn E Sampeck

Year: 2018

Summary

A crucial challenge in the public interpretation of Cherokee archaeology and cultural heritage is for Native community members to be able to inform the interpretation and presentation in every step of the process, from formulating research design, carrying out investigations, and the dissemination of the results. The emphasis in both formulating and interpreting cultural heritage work conducted by the authors is to use frameworks and approaches that start from Cherokee perspectives and goals. One example among others is the creation of Cherokee-oriented digital access to cultural heritage information that is friendly, exploratory, and facilitates dialogue and continued input from community members. Rather than a static, one-way transmission, the knowledge-producing orientation of collaborative projects leads to more deeply relevant and insightful interpretations for all that can continue to grow to address community needs and interests.

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Issues in Interpretation and Presentation of Cherokee Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Johi D. Griffin, Kathryn E Sampeck. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441870)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 743