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The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series: "Dating Iroquoia: Refined time frames for coalescence, conflict, and early European influences in northeastern North America"

Jennifer Birch, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Friday, November 1, 2019
3:00-5:00 PM
411 West Hall Map
"Chronologies fundamentally underpin all other aspects of archaeological thought. When our timeframes shift, so to do the chains of inference that underpin our models and narratives. This talk will detail the results to date of the Dating Iroquoia project. It will review some of the most significant implications of our revised radiocarbon chronology for understanding processes of Iroquoian cultural development, including the timing of coalescence and conflict, the onset of historical enmity between the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee, and the processes through which European goods were transmitted, received, or rejected by Iroquoian communities in Ontario and New York State. The results of this project demonstrate not only the utility of AMS dating and Bayesian chronological modelling for overcoming plateaus and reversals in the calibration curve but also for centering Indigenous agency in historical narratives and helping descendants to better understand the life and times of their ancestors."

The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series presents speakers on current topics in the field of anthropology
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: AEM Featured, Anthropology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Anthropology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology