Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity
Basic Books, 05/04/2001 - 352 من الصفحات
The 1996 discovery, near Kennewick, Washington, of a 9,000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton brought more to the surface than bones. The explosive controversy and resulting lawsuit also raised a far more fundamental question: Who owns history? Many Indians see archeologists as desecrators of tribal rites and traditions; archeologists see their livelihoods and science threatened by the 1990 Federal reparation law, which gives tribes control over remains in their traditional territories. In this new work, Thomas charts the riveting story of this lawsuit, the archeologists' deteriorating relations with American Indians, and the rise of scientific archeology. His telling of the tale gains extra credence from his own reputation as a leader in building cooperation between the two sides.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing
An excellent overview of the history of the archaeology and anthropology of American Indians, inspired by the controversy over Kennewick Man. This is an embarrassing history for white scientists, but ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - RavenousReaders - LibraryThing
In July 1996, a human skeleton washed out of a bank of the Columbia River and reignited a 500 year controversy about the handling of human remains in this country. Archaeologists dubbed the skeleton ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله