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Kennewick Man

Kennewick Man Author Heather Burke
ISBN-10 9781315425757
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 298
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Kennewick Man, known as the Ancient One to Native Americans, has been the lightning rod for conflict between archaeologists and indigenous peoples in the United States. A decade-long legal case pitted scientists against Native American communities and highlighted the shortcomings of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), designed to protect Native remains. In this volume, we hear from the many sides of this issue—archaeologists, tribal leaders, and others—as well as views from the international community. The wider implications of the case and its resolution is explored. Comparisons are made to similar cases in other countries and how they have been handled. Appendixes provide the legal decisions, appeals, and chronology to allow full exploration of this landmark legal struggle. An ideal starting point for discussion of this case in anthropology, archaeology, Native American studies, and cultural property law courses. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress.

Skull Wars

Skull Wars Author David H. Thomas
ISBN-10 0786724366
Release 2001-04-05
Pages 352
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The 1996 discovery, near Kennewick, Washington, of a 9,000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton brought more to the surface than bones. The explosive controversy and resulting lawsuit also raised a far more fundamental question: Who owns history? Many Indians see archeologists as desecrators of tribal rites and traditions; archeologists see their livelihoods and science threatened by the 1990 Federal reparation law, which gives tribes control over remains in their traditional territories.In this new work, Thomas charts the riveting story of this lawsuit, the archeologists' deteriorating relations with American Indians, and the rise of scientific archeology. His telling of the tale gains extra credence from his own reputation as a leader in building cooperation between the two sides.

Indigenous Archaeology

Indigenous Archaeology Author Joe Watkins
ISBN-10 9780759117099
Release 2001-01-17
Pages 240
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Watkins' book is an important contribution in the contemporary public debates in public archaeology, applied anthropology, cultural resources management, and Native American studies.

Riddle of the Bones

Riddle of the Bones Author Roger Downey
ISBN-10 0387988777
Release 2000-02-02
Pages 202
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Downey explains how the discovery of a 9,000-year-old skeleton has pitted science against Native American rights. Illustrations.

Ethics in American archaeology

Ethics in American archaeology Author Mark J. Lynott
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060369181
Release 2000
Pages 168
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Ethics in American archaeology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ethics in American archaeology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ethics in American archaeology book for free.

The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology Author Timothy Pauketat
ISBN-10 9780190241094
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 704
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This volume explores 15,000 years of indigenous human history on the North American continent, drawing on the latest archaeological theories, time-honored methodologies, and rich datasets. From the Arctic south to the Mexican border and east to the Atlantic Ocean, all of the major cultural developments are covered in 53 chapters, with certain periods, places, and historical problems receiving special focus by the volume's authors. Questions like who first peopled the continent, what did it mean to have been a hunter-gatherer in the Great Basin versus the California coast, how significant were cultural exchanges between Native North Americans and Mesoamericans, and why do major historical changes seem to correspond to shifts in religion, politics, demography, and economy are brought into focus. The practice of archaeology itself is discussed as contributors wrestle with modern-day concerns with the implications of doing archaeology and its relevance for understanding ourselves today. In the end, the chapters in this book show us that the principal questions answered about human history through the archaeology of North America are central to any larger understanding of the relationships between people, cultural identities, landscapes, and the living of everyday life.

Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America

Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America Author Cristóbal Gnecco
ISBN-10 9781315426631
Release 2016-06-16
Pages 365
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This book is the first to describe indigenous archaeology in Latin America for an English speaking audience. Eighteen chapters primarily by Latin American scholars describe relations between indigenous peoples and archaeology in the frame of national histories and examine the emergence of the native interest in their heritage. Relationships between archaeology and native communities are ambivalent: sometimes an escalating battleground, sometimes a promising site of intercultural encounters. The global trend of indigenous empowerment today has renewed interest in history, making it a tool of cultural meaning and political legitimacy. This book deals with the topic with a raw forthrightness not often demonstrated in writings about archaeology and indigenous peoples. Rather than being ‘politically correct,’ it attempts to transform rather than simply describe.

Indigenous Archaeologies

Indigenous Archaeologies Author Margaret Bruchac
ISBN-10 9781315426761
Release 2016-06-03
Pages 436
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This comprehensive reader on indigenous archaeology shows that collaboration has become a key part of archaeology and heritage practice worldwide. Collaborative projects and projects directed and conducted by indigenous peoples independently have become standard, community concerns are routinely addressed, and oral histories are commonly incorporated into research. This volume begins with a substantial section on theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, then presents key articles from around the globe in sections on Oceania, North America, Mesoamerica and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Editorial introductions to each piece con­textualize them in the intersection of archaeology and indigenous studies. This major collection is an ideal text for courses in indigenous studies, archaeology, heritage management, and related fields.

Kennewick Man

Kennewick Man Author Douglas W. Owsley
ISBN-10 9781623492342
Release 2014-09-10
Pages 680
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Almost from the day of its accidental discovery along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State in July 1996, the ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man has garnered significant attention from scientific and Native American communities as well as public media outlets. This volume represents a collaboration among physical and forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists, among others, and presents the results of the scientific study of this remarkable find. Scholars address a range of topics, from basic aspects of osteological analysis to advanced ?research focused on Kennewick Man’s origins and his relationships to other populations. Interdisciplinary studies, comprehensive data collection and preservation, and applications of technology are all critical to telling Kennewick Man’s story. Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton is written for a discerning professional audience, yet the absorbing story of the remains, their discovery, their curation history, and the extensive amount of detail that skilled scientists have been able to glean from them will appeal to interested and informed general readers. These bones lay silent for nearly nine thousand years, but now, with the aid of dedicated researchers, they can speak about the life of one of the earliest human occupants of North America.

Archaeology in Washington

Archaeology in Washington Author Ruth Kirk
ISBN-10 0295986972
Release 2007
Pages 158
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Archaeology--along with Native American traditions and memories--holds a key to understanding early chapters of the human story in Washington. This all-new book draws together and brings up to date much of what has been learned about the state's prehistory and the environments early people experienced. It presents a sample of sites representing Washington's geographic regions and touches on historical archaeology, including excavations at fur-trade forts and the Whitman mission, and Cathlapotle, a Columbia River village visited by Lewis and Clark. The authors portray the discovery of a mastodon butchered by hunters on the Olympic Peninsula 14,000 years ago; the nearly 13,000-year-old Clovis points in an East Wenatchee apple orchard; an 11,200-year-old "Marmes Man" in the Palouse; and the controversial "Kennewick Man," more than 9,000 years old, eroded out of the riverbank at Tri-Cities. They discuss a 5,000-year-old camas earth oven in the Pend Oreille country; 5,000 years of human habitation at Seattle's Metro sewage treatment site; the recovery at Hoko River near Neah Bay of a 3,200-year-old fishnet made of split spruce boughs and tiny stone knife blades still hafted in cedar handles; and the world-renowned coastal excavations at Ozette, where mudslides repeatedly swept into houses, burying and preserving them. The tale ranges from the earliest bands of hunters, fishers, and gatherers to the complex social organizations and highly developed technologies of native peoples at the time of their disruption by the arrival of Euro-American newcomers. Also included is a summary of the changing role, techniques, and perspectives of archaeology itself, from the surveys and salvage excavation barely ahead of dam construction on the Snake and among Columbia rivers to today's collaboration between archaeologists, Native Americans, private landowners, and public agencies. Color photographs, line drawings, and maps lavishly illustrate the text.

Appropriated Pasts

Appropriated Pasts Author Ian J. McNiven
ISBN-10 0759109079
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 317
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Archaeology has been complicit in the appropriation of indigenous peoples' pasts worldwide. While tales of blatant archaeological colonialism abound from the era of empire, the process also took more subtle and insidious forms. Ian McNiven and Lynette Russell outline archaeology's "colonial culture" and how it has shaped archaeological practice over the past century. Using examples from their native Australia—and comparative material from North America, Africa, and elsewhere—the authors show how colonized peoples were objectified by research, had their needs subordinated to those of science, were disassociated from their accomplishments by theories of diffusion, watched their histories reshaped by western concepts of social evolution, and had their cultures appropriated toward nationalist ends. The authors conclude by offering a decolonized archaeological practice through collaborative partnership with native peoples in understanding their past.

First Peoples in a New World

First Peoples in a New World Author David J. Meltzer
ISBN-10 0520943155
Release 2009-05-27
Pages 464
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More than 12,000 years ago, in one of the greatest triumphs of prehistory, humans colonized North America, a continent that was then truly a new world. Just when and how they did so has been one of the most perplexing and controversial questions in archaeology. This dazzling, cutting-edge synthesis, written for a wide audience by an archaeologist who has long been at the center of these debates, tells the scientific story of the first Americans: where they came from, when they arrived, and how they met the challenges of moving across the vast, unknown landscapes of Ice Age North America. David J. Meltzer pulls together the latest ideas from archaeology, geology, linguistics, skeletal biology, genetics, and other fields to trace the breakthroughs that have revolutionized our understanding in recent years. Among many other topics, he explores disputes over the hemisphere's oldest and most controversial sites and considers how the first Americans coped with changing global climates. He also confronts some radical claims: that the Americas were colonized from Europe or that a crashing comet obliterated the Pleistocene megafauna. Full of entertaining descriptions of on-site encounters, personalities, and controversies, this is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of how science is illuminating our past.

Ancient Burial Practices in the American Southwest

Ancient Burial Practices in the American Southwest Author Douglas R. Mitchell
ISBN-10 082633461X
Release 2004-02-01
Pages 264
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Prehistoric burial practices provide an unparalleled opportunity for understanding and reconstructing ancient civilizations and for identifying the influences that helped shape them.

Native American History For Dummies

Native American History For Dummies Author Dorothy Lippert
ISBN-10 9781118051696
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 388
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Call them Native Americans, American Indians, indigenous peoples,or first nations — a vast and diverse array of nations,tribes, and cultures populated every corner of North America longbefore Columbus arrived. Native American History For Dummiesreveals what is known about their pre-Columbian history and showshow their presence, customs, and beliefs influenced everything thatwas to follow. This straightforward guide breaks down their ten-thousand-plusyear history and explores their influence on European settlement ofthe continent. You'll gain fresh insight into the major tribalnations, their cultures and traditions, warfare and famous battles;and the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull andSacagawea. You'll discover: How and when the Native American's ancestors reached thecontinent How tribes formed and where they migrated What North America was like before 1492 How Native peoples maximized their environment Pre-Columbian farmers, fishermen, hunters, and traders The impact of Spain and France on the New World Great Warriors from Tecumseh to Geronimo How Native American cultures differed across the continent Native American religions and religious practices The stunning impact of disease on American Indianpopulations Modern movements to reclaim Native identity Great museums, books, and films about Native Americans Packed with fascinating facts about functional and ceremonialclothing, homes and shelters, boatbuilding, hunting, agriculture,mythology, intertribal relations, and more, Native AmericanHistory For Dummies provides a dazzling and informativeintroduction to North America's first inhabitants.

Ancient Encounters

Ancient Encounters Author James C. Chatters
ISBN-10 9780684859378
Release 2002-08-13
Pages 304
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Examines evidence about early visitors to North America predating the Native Americans, and describes the 1996 discovery of a skeleton near Kennewick, Washington, whose physical characteristics where unlike those of American Indians.

Ethical Issues in Archaeology

Ethical Issues in Archaeology Author Larry J. Zimmerman
ISBN-10 0759102716
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 300
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Edited volume exploring key issues in ethics for archaeologists. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions Author Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN-10 0759108285
Release 2007
Pages 257
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This book sweeps away the last vestiges of social-evolutionary explanations of 'chiefdoms' by rethinking the history of Pre-Columbian Southeast peoples and comparing them to ancient peoples in the Southwest, Mexico, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia.