Social Science

The Future of the Past

Archaeologists, Native Americans and Repatriation

Author: Tamara Bray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136543597

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 5838

To date, the notion of repatriation has been formulated as a highly polarized debate with museums, archaeologists, and anthropologists on one side, and Native Americans on the other. This volume offers both a retrospective and a prospective look at the topic of repatriation. By juxtaposing the divergent views of native peoples, anthropologists, museum professionals, and members of the legal profession, it illustrates the complexity of the repatriation issue.
Art

The Long Way Home

The Meaning and Values of Repatriation

Author: Paul Turnbull,Michael Pickering

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 184545958X

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 2644

Paul Turnbull is a Professor of history in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland. He has written extensively on nineteenth-century racial thought, and the theft and repatriation of Indigenous bodily remains. His recent publications include (with Cressida Fforde and Jane Hubert) the co-edited volume The Dead and their Possessions (Routledge). --
Social Science

Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal,Bonnie A. Glencross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390520

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 1612

Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
Art

Uses of Heritage

Author: Laurajane Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134368038

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 9728

Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.
History

In the Smaller Scope of Conscience

The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986–1990

Author: C. Timothy McKeown

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816599289

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1532

In 1989, The National Museum of the American Indian Act (NMAIA) was successfully passed after a long and intense struggle. One year later, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) followed. These federal repatriation statutes—arguably some of the most important laws in the history of anthropology, museology, and American Indian rights—enabled Native Americans to reclaim human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. Twenty years later, the controversy instigated by the creation of NMAIA and NAGPRA continues to simmer. In the Smaller Scope of Conscience is a thoughtful and detailed study of the ins and outs of the four-year process behind these laws. It is a singular contribution to the history of these issues, with the potential to help mediate the ongoing debate by encouraging all sides to retrace the steps of the legislators responsible for the acts. Few works are as detailed as McKeown’s account, which looks into bills that came prior to NMAIA and NAGPRA and combs the legislative history for relevant reports and correspondence. Testimonies, documents, and interviews from the primary players of this legislative process are cited to offer insights into the drafting and political processes that shaped NMAIA and NAGPRA. Above all else, this landmark work distinguishes itself from earlier legislative histories with the quality of its analysis. Invested and yet evenhanded in his narrative, McKeown ensures that this journey through history—through the strategies and struggles of different actors to effect change through federal legislation—is not only accurate but eminently intriguing.
Social Science

The Force of Family

Repatriation, Kinship, and Memory on Haida Gwaii

Author: Cara Krmpotich

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666072

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1166

Over the course of more than a decade, the Haida Nation triumphantly returned home all known Haida ancestral remains from North American museums. In the summer of 2010, they achieved what many thought was impossible: the repatriation of ancestral remains from the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. The Force of Family is an ethnography of those efforts to repatriate ancestral remains from museums around the world. Focusing on objects made to honour the ancestors, Cara Krmpotich explores how memory, objects, and kinship connect and form a cultural archive. Since the mid-1990s, Haidas have been making button blankets and bentwood boxes with clan crest designs, hosting feasts for hundreds of people, and composing and choreographing new songs and dances in the service of repatriation. The book comes to understand how shared experiences of sewing, weaving, dancing, cooking and feasting lead to the Haida notion of “respect,” the creation of kinship and collective memory, and the production of a cultural archive.
Social Science

Reburying the Past

The Effects of Repatriation and Reburial on Scientific Inquiry

Author: Elizabeth Weiss

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 7764

In this book, the author puts forth what one can learn from the study of human remains, how human remains have been obtained, the ethical dilemmas surrounding working with human remains, and the legal and political complexities of repatriation and reburial. The author intends to introduce readers to a fascinating realm of science rarely covered in the media, as opposed to the more popular fields of anthropology (e.g. forensics, archaeology, paleoanthropology).
Archaeology

A Future for Archaeology

The Past in the Present

Author: Robert Layton,Stephen Shennan,Peter G. Stone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781844721269

Category: Archaeology

Page: 251

View: 5938

The essays in this book look back at some of the most important events where a role for an archaeology concerned with the past in the present first emerged and look forward to the practical and theoretical issues now central to a socially engaged discipline and shaping its future.
Law

Illegaler Kulturgüterverkehr

Author: Michael Anton

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3899497236

Category: Law

Page: 1337

View: 4989

Band 1 eröffnet dem Leser die ganze Tragweite des illegalen Kulturgüterverkehrs aus tatsächlicher wie rechtlicher Sicht und verdeutlicht, in wie vielen Konstellationen die Handbücher zum Kulturgüterschutz und Kunstrestitutionsrecht für Museen, Kunsthandel, Auktionswesen und Privatsammler, insbesondere aber auch für öffentliche Institutionen, Behörden und ausländische Botschaften anwendbar sind.
History

Ancient Burial Practices in the American Southwest

Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Native American Perspectives

Author: Douglas R. Mitchell,Judy L. Brunson-Hadley,Dorothy Lippert

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826334619

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8781

Prehistoric burial practices provide an unparalleled opportunity for understanding and reconstructing ancient civilizations and for identifying the influences that helped shape them.

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

The Official Publication of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Author: American association of physical anthropologists

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9265

Social Science

Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

Author: Wendy Ashmore,Robert Sharer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073530994

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5061

This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively--at a reasonable level of detail--in under 300 pages. Illustrative examples and case studies present a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites. Abundant student aids include maps of archaeological areas, extensive illustrations, chapter introductions and summaries, a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
Law

Kennewick Man

Perspectives on the Ancient One

Author: Heather Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598743470

Category: Law

Page: 298

View: 6048

Presents multiple viewpoints on the Kennewick Man case, a lightning rod for conflict between archaeologists and Native Americans over the control of indigenous remains.
History

Opening Archaeology

Repatriation's Impact on Contemporary Research and Practice

Author: Thomas W. Killion

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 5034

In 1989-90, Congress enacted two laws, the National Museum of the American Indian Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, that required museums and other repositories of Native American human remains and cultural items to consult with, share information about, and return some items to federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Alaskan and Hawaiian communities. What effects have these laws had on anthropological practice, theory, and education in the United States? In 2004-2005, the School for Advanced Research and the Society for Applied Anthropology gathered together a group of anthropological archaeologists to address this question. This volume presents their conclusions and urges a continuing and increasing cooperation between anthropologists and indigenous peoples.
Social Science

Encyclopedia of archaeology

Author: Deborah M. Pearsall

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123736437

Category: Social Science

Page: 2382

View: 952

Science

Pictures of Time Beneath

Science, Heritage and the Uses of the Deep Past

Author: Kirsty Douglas

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643101942

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1679

Pictures of Time Beneath examines three celebrated heritage landscapes: Adelaide’s Hallett Cove, Lake Callabonna in the far north of South Australia, and the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region of New South Wales. It offers philosophical insights into significant issues of heritage management, our relationship with Australian landscapes, and an original perspective on our understanding of place, time, nation and science. Glaciers in Adelaide, cow-sized wombats, monster kangaroos, desert dunes littered with freshwater mussels, ancient oases and inland seas: a diverse group of deep-time imaginings is the subject of this ground-breaking book. Ideas about a deep past in Australia are central to broader issues of identity, belonging, uniqueness, legitimacy and intellectual community. This journey through Australia’s natural histories examines the way landscapes and landforms are interpreted to realise certain visions of the land, the nation and the past in the context of contemporary notions of geological heritage, cultural property, cultural identity and antiquity.
Social Science

Indigenous Archaeologies

Decolonising Theory and Practice

Author: Claire Smith,H. Martin Wobst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134391552

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 1723

With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes in archaeological theory and practice as well as substantive changes in the power relations between archaeologists and indigenous peoples. Questions concerning the development of ethical archaeological practices are at the heart of this process.