1-24-11.Out - Used Native Californians as Laborers But...

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Anthro 2 Read: Deagan 91, Lightfoot 07 1/24/11 II. WHY STUDY ARCHAEOLOGY? 2. Study of Recent History – Historical Archaeology A. Selective Representation of Past – Excluded Pasts Africans and African-Americans – Kathleen Deagan Archaeology – can study both rich and poor – study of material culture of day-to-day lives B. Biases of Historical Record Earliest Written Accounts of Native Americans by Literate European Men – emphasize bizarre and strange customs – sometimes even intentionally distort the past Colonial California – Spanish and Russian Colonizers Franciscan Missions, Colony Ross (Fort Ross)
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Unformatted text preview: Used Native Californians as Laborers But Employ Different Policies and Practices Surprisingly Little Written about Native Workers And When Written – Often Skewed or Biased Emphasize Primitiveness Archaeology – provides Independent Data Set Can Help “Democratize the Past’ Archaeology of Native Places in Colonial World Example: Neophyte Quarters of Spanish Missions C. Contemporary Perspective William Rathje – “Garbage Project” i) Analyze garbage collections from households ii) Excavate Landfills– 9 US cities...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2/AC taught by Professor Wilkes during the Spring '09 term at Berkeley.

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