Indigenous Archaeology
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course will explore the interaction of Indigenous peoples with archaeology. The geographical focus will be North America, but international case studies will be presented for certain topics. A brief history of Indigenous archaeology will be presented at the outset, followed by investigation of such topics as Indigenous rights, Indigenous knowledge and oral history, ownership of the past, repatriation, community-based research, and ethics in archaeology. The goal of the course is to explore how Indigenous peoples and archaeologists can overcome the legacy of colonialism and work together to best serve the interests of Indigenous peoples and archaeology.