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Indigenous Methodologies: Old Collections, New Analyses
November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pre-European archaeological sites in U.S. National Parks reflect the unique and fragile heritage of North America’s Indigenous peoples. Acadia National Park is home to 24 known Native American archaeological sites, the majority of which are coastal sites currently threatened by climate change-induced sea-level rise and human impacts. Effective management of these cultural resources requires a comprehensive understanding of their cultural and research value. In this program, Natalie Dana Lolar (Passamaquoddy/Penobscot), a graduate student working with Second Century Stewardship Fellow Bonnie Newsom, aims to address this problem through a study of existing archaeological collections at Acadia. This project will contribute to archaeological discourse at the local level, help reconstruct past Indigenous engagement with parklands, and provide a baseline data set for future study and site management decisions.
This presentation is part of an Abbe Museum series highlighting the ongoing work of Native researchers and scholars. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Indigenous people working in fields such as Ethno-botany, Educational Studies, History, and Anthropology.