Working Towards Collaborative Archaeology: Exploring Indigenous Perspectives on Archaeological Topics and Research Questions in Nain, Labrador
MetadataShow full item record
Archaeology is one avenue that people use to understand the past. It is through these contemporary understandings of the past that cultural identities are created and maintained. Unfortunately, Indigenous perspectives have been marginalized in archaeology and are dominated by mainstream western views. Indigenous archaeologists are attempting to decolonize archaeology by incorporating Indigenous perspectives and by engaging in collaborative projects with Indigenous communities. A successful collaboration is when all parties are involved in all aspects of the project, especially research design and formulation of research goals. Based on interviews with local Aboriginal community members in Nain, Labrador, this study explores Aboriginal perspectives on archaeological research. It specifically examines the types of research topics and questions local community members have about the past and discusses how archaeologists can begin to answer these questions. This study is useful to archaeologists working in Labrador who wish to practice a more inclusive and community-engaged archaeology.
Cite this version of the work
Ashley Piskor (2015). Working Towards Collaborative Archaeology: Exploring Indigenous Perspectives on Archaeological Topics and Research Questions in Nain, Labrador. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/9055
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The Heritage Inquisition: A Comparative Analysis of Archaeological Heritage Legislation from Around the World Tildesley, Martha (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)Around the world, archaeological sites and their excavation are governed by laws. These laws regulate things such as what must occur when land that may contain archaeological sites is going to be disturbed, as well as who ...
D'Alessio, Marya (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-21)The Mycenaean civilization flourished during the late Bronze Age (ca. 1550-1050 BCE) throughout the Peloponnese in Greece and the Aegean. The Mycenaeans buried the dead together within communal chamber tombs, and therefore ...
Rigg, Heather Mavis (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-12)As early as the Bronze Age, ancient Greek horses shared in the social status of the military elite. The ritual inclusion of horses and their equipment in burial practices from the Bronze Age to the Classical period marked ...