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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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June 24th 2015:Archaeology of Race

Archaeologists are constantly looking for materials and evidence of land use to illuminate past human activity. One aspect of archaeological research that has been gaining attention is the evidence of resistance and power among those previously assumed to be powerless. Some have assumed those who were enslaved or indentured were static within those roles. In so assuming, those oppressed peoples were (and are) denied their agency and the gravity of their experiences glazed over. Studies of African Diaspora and ethnographic study have brought forward forgotten histories and experiences that have

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Dr. Terrance Weik

Terrance Weik received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his graduate degrees from the University of Florida (1995, 2002). Dr. Weik chose a career in archaeology in order to explore African diasporan cultural origins, freedom seeking initiatives, struggles with inequalities, and social identities. Outside ofacademia, Weik’s career has involved brief interludes in Cultural Resource Management, and private consultation (museums, nonprofits, and government agencies). Weik is a historical archaeologist who takes an anthropological, diaspora approach to Africans in the Americas. His research methods employ multiple lines of evidence such as documents, oral history, geoph
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