Toward a Nim (Mono) Archeology

Author(s): John Pryor; Galen Lee

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This poster is a collaboration in an attempt to create a new archeology rooted in a Native American tradition of the people who created the archeological deposits, based in a Nim sense of time, space and values. Archeologists must get away from the artificial concept of sites, which divides rather than looks for interconnections. We must show respect for artifacts not as objects, but imbued with the spirit of those that made them. We need to look at landscapes and land uses. Our chronologies must be rooted in Native American time rather than Western European categories. Lastly we need to create an archeology that embraces Native values. Their past can never fully be understood outside of their frameworks.

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Toward a Nim (Mono) Archeology. John Pryor, Galen Lee. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450060)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.189; min lat: 31.803 ; max long: -105.469; max lat: 43.58 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24744