Journal of Northwest Anthropology
Archaeology and indigenous peoples, Archaeology -- Pacific Northwest, Women archaeology teachers
Butler reviews changes she has witnessed in the practice of archaeology in the Pacific Northwest since her 1975 field school at Lind Coulee. While enormous changes have occurred in technology (e.g., computers, GIS), analytic methods (e.g., aDNA, isotope geochemistry), and research questions and goals, the most profound change has been the increasing role of tribes and Indigenous peoples. Enlarging the scope of “who” does archaeology gives us new insights about our collective past, but also supports justice, equity and inclusion, values of increasing importance to society at large.
© 2021 Journal of Northwest Anthropology
Butler, Virginia L., "On the Past 40 years of Archaeology in the Pacific Northwest" (2021). Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 255.