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9-1-10-2.Out - Franciscan Missions Colony Ross(Fort Ross...

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1 Anthro 2 Reading: Deagan 91, Lightfoot 07 9/1/10 II. WHY STUDY ARCHAEOLOGY? 1. Study of Ancient History (Prehistory) 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
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Unformatted text preview: Franciscan Missions, Colony Ross (Fort Ross) 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 C. Contemporary Perspective William Rathje – “Garbage Project” i) Analyze garbage collections from households ii) Excavate Landfills– 9 US cities...
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