By T. J. Ferguson,Chip Colwell,Robert W. Preucel
Previous study within the San Pedro Valley has considering clinical archaeology and documentary historical past, with a conspicuous absence of indigenous voices, but local americans continue oral traditions that offer an anthropological context for studying the background and archaeology of the valley. The San Pedro Ethnohistory venture was once designed to redress this example by way of vacationing archaeological websites, learning museum collections, and interviewing tribal individuals to gather conventional histories. the data it accumulated is arrayed during this ebook in addition to archaeological and documentary info to interpret the histories of local American profession of the San Pedro Valley.
This paintings offers an instance of the type of interdisciplinary and politically awake paintings made attainable whilst local americans and archaeologists collaborate to review the previous. As a methodological case examine, it sincerely articulates how students can paintings with local American stakeholders to maneuver past confrontations over who “owns” the earlier, yielding a extra nuanced, multilayered, and correct archaeology.