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What the Archaeology of Decolonization Can Teach Us About the Decolonization of Archaeology

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  • UserProf Matthew Liebmann, Harvard University
  • ClockThursday 27 May 2021, 16:00-17:30
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Abstract: Vehement calls for the decolonization of archaeology suggest radical changes on the horizon for the discipline. These changes have already begun to transform some of archaeology’s most cherished and enduring institutions in recent years. At the same time, archeological studies of anti-colonial resistance have revealed surprising patterns and processes shared by decolonizing social movements in the past and the present. Inspired in part by the work of postcolonial theorists, these studies have demonstrated the ways in which decolonizing events, practices, and behaviors can both approximate and diverge from anti-colonial rhetoric. Drawing upon the archaeology of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 in the Southwestern United States as a case study, this presentation will highlight the contributions that archaeology has made to the study of 17thcentury anti-colonial resistance. In turn, these lessons from the past suggest new ways to think about the decolonization of our discipline today.

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This talk is part of the Department of Archaeology - Garrod seminar series series.

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