ANTH 034D. Indigenous Archaeology

This course offers students an introduction to Indigenous Archaeology, which is archaeology for, by, and with Indigenous peoples. Since the colonization of this country Native Americans and Indigenous people's connections to ancient archaeological sites have often been ignored by archaeologists. This course examines how archaeologists marginalized Native American and Indigenous peoples from the field of archaeology, and how tribes responded to make significant changes within the field of archaeology. Students will learn about Indigenous interpretations of and interconnections between the land, Native cultures, sacred places, and archaeological sites.  We will review various Indigenous archaeological and heritage projects and the methodological approaches used to explore the past through collaborations between Native Americans and archaeologists.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for PEAC
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
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