ANT325H1: Indigenous Archaeologies


This course introduces students to the field of Indigenous archaeology. Indigenous archaeology is a form of critical praxis that encompasses archaeological research conducted for, with, and by Indigenous peoples. Throughout the class we explore the colonial origins of archaeology, Indigenous activism and its impacts on the discipline of anthropology, ongoing efforts to decolonize and indigenize cultural heritage, and community-based research methods. Students will all also be introduced to new theoretical perspectives emerging out of the intersection of Anthropology and Indigenous Studies including survivance, refusal, futurity, and resurgence.

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