Archaeology, History, and the Challenge of Identity
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) requires that museums and agencies come to conclusions about the cultural affiliation of burials and potentially sacred artifacts, linking them to modern communities in support of repatriation claims. If only it were that simple! Many archaeologists and institutions have avoided potential controversies by making broadly inclusive cultural affiliation decisions. Although a more comfortable path, this reticence minimizes the importance of NAGPRA as social justice legislation and misses an opportunity to make archaeological histories relevant to descendant communities.
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Meeting ID: 869 7014 9597