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Indigenous Archaelogy : American Indian Values and Scientific Practice :  American Indian Values and Scientific Practice - Joe Watkins

Indigenous Archaelogy : American Indian Values and Scientific Practice

American Indian Values and Scientific Practice

Hardcover Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780742503281
Number Of Pages: 240

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As a Federal archaeologist and a Choctaw Indian, Joe Watkins is uniquely qualified to speak about the relationship between American Indians and archaeologists. Tracing the often stormy relationship between the two, Watkins highlights the key arenas where the two parties intersect: ethics, legislation, and archaeological practice. Watkins describes cases where the mixing of indigenous values and archaeological practice has worked well and some in which it hasn't -- both in the United States and around the globe. He surveys the attitudes of archaeologists toward American Indians through an inventive series of of hypothetical scenarios, with some eye-opening results. And he calls for the development of Indigenous Archaeology, in which native peoples are full partners in the key decisions about heritage resources management as well as the practice of it. Watkins' book is an important contribution in the contemporary public debates in public archaeology, applied anthropology, cultural resources management, and Native American studies.

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This important book offers a unique lens on archaeology and its practitioners. Native American archaeologist Joe Watkins gives us a penetrating analysis of what archaeologists think about themselves and their subject, framed by his inimitable wit and tact. Indigenous Archaeology is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of archaeology as a profession.--K Anne Pyburn, (Indiana University)

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Issuesp. 1
American Indians and Archaeologists: A Stormy Relationshipp. 3
Ethics in Anthropology and Archaeologyp. 23
Laws Protecting American Indian Cultural Resourcesp. 37
Repatriation Legislationp. 51
Sampling the Attitudes of Archaeologistsp. 69
Casesp. 91
Navajo Cultural Resources Managementp. 93
The Pawnee and the Salina Burial Pitp. 105
The Conflict at the East Wenatchee Clovis Sitep. 117
"The Ancient One" of Kennewickp. 135
Repatriation in a Global Perspectivep. 155
Indigneous Archaeologyp. 169
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 211
About the Authorp. 219
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ISBN: 9780742503281
ISBN-10: 0742503283
Series: Indigenous Archaeologies
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: January 2001
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.52

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