Laws and Ethics (Chapter 4)

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Laws and Ethics (Chapter 4)

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Living Histories: Native Americans and Southwestern Archaeology


Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip

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AltaMira Press

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Lanham, MD

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This book is about the tangled relationship between Native peoples and archaeologists in the American Southwest. Even as this relationship has become increasingly significant for both "real world" archaeological practice and studies in the history of anthropology, no other single book has synthetically examined how Native Americans have shaped archaeological practice in the Southwest and how archaeological practice has shaped Native American communities. From oral traditions to repatriations to disputes over sacred sites, the next generation of archaeologists (as much as the current generation) needs to grapple with the complex social and political history of the Southwest's Indigenous communities, the values and interests those communities have in their own cultural legacies, and how archaeological science has impacted and continues to impact Indian country.

Additional tags: history of archaeology; Indigenous rights; Southwestern Archaeology


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