Is Archaeology Up to the Pepsi Challenge?: The Identification of Marginalized Populations in CRM Archaeology
Author(s): Matthew Beaudoin
This is an abstract from the "Recognizing and Recording Post-1492 Indigenous Sites in North American Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The determination of the ethnic or cultural affiliation of an archaeological site, Indigenous or otherwise, is often considered one of the primary starting points for the interpretation of 19th-century archaeological sites. This determination is a significant step in the archaeological process and establishes the primary set of theoretical and comparative literature that will be used to contextualize the archaeological patterning. Furthermore, this determination often acts as a gateway that determines descendant communities can, or must, be engaged as part of the archaeological process. This paper uses examples drawn from the CRM context in Ontario, Canada, to highlight how these determinations are made, as well as underlying weaknesses and assumptions, within the process. The CRM context provides a unique lens into these issues as it often results in the identification and study of a large number of archaeological sites outside of conventionally known enclaves of study.
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Is Archaeology Up to the Pepsi Challenge?: The Identification of Marginalized Populations in CRM Archaeology. Matthew Beaudoin. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451796)
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Abstract Id(s): 25152