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The Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup and the UMMAA Brown Bag Lecture Series present The Problems and Prospects of Community-Based Archaeology: A Roundtable Discussion

Nadhira Hill-PhD Candidate IPCAA U-M, Anna Antoniou-PhD Candidate Anthropology U-M, Lisa Young-Lecturer Anthropology U-M, Krysta Ryzewski-Assoc Prof Anthropology WSU, Geoff Emberling-Research Scientist Kelsey Museum/Lecturer Middle Eastern Studies U-M
Friday, November 20, 2020
12:00-1:30 PM
How do archaeologists design research projects alongside community partners? What does it mean to pursue a multi-vocal interpretation of the past? What are the economic consequences of archaeological fieldwork for descendent communities? These questions, among others, have come to characterize a set of practices in archaeology broadly defined as "community archaeology". For academic archaeologists, understanding our role as producers of knowledge for, and alongside, a diversity of communities has become central to pursuing ethical research and reckoning with archaeology's colonial and imperialist origins. This roundtable will put four archaeologists in dialogue to discuss their current research projects and the various ways they consider and incorporate community engagement. It will explore best practices related to community involvement in archaeology and examine how community-based practices have changed, and continue to change, the fundamental nature of archaeological methodologies, pedagogy, and publication. The conversation will span the globe, from Detroit to Northern Sudan, addressing the problems and prospects of community archaeology in a variety of different political, social, and cultural contexts.

Zoom Link
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, Classical Studies, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology