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Who Owns the Past: Science, Archaeology and Culture


How do we understand the past? And who gets to tell that story? Archaeology is a powerful tool for illuminating past behaviors and evolutionary trajectories, but it can also be limited--there’s a lot that archaeology can’t tell us about the past. How is the past understood? How is it represented and who gets to tell that story? These authors, along with an archaeologist, will discuss the process of archaeology and the challenges behind excavation, preservation of the past and interpretation of past history.


Panelists
Beebe Bahrami

Beebe Bahrami is a widely-published writer and cultural anthropologist specializing in narrative, memoir and creative nonfiction. She especially focuses on travel, adventure, food and wine, cross-cultural, archaeological and spiritual themes, especially from her travels and life in Europe, North America, North Africa and Southwest Asia....

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Chip Colwell

Chip Colwell is Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has published more than 50 academic articles and book chapters, and 10 books, most recently "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture....

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Harold Dibble

Harold Dibble is the Francis E. Johnston Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dibble received his B.A. in 1971 and Ph.D. in 1981, both from the University of Arizona. He has directed excavations at a number of sites in France, Egypt, and Morocco, and is Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Ancient Technology, which focuses on experiments in stone tool production....

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Books:
Café Neandertal
Beebe Bahrami
History

March 2017
ISBN 9781619027770
Hardcover, 300 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe’s most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. More/less

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits
Chip Colwell
Art
University of Chicago Press
March 2017
ISBN 9780226298993
356 pages
$30.00, INSTOCK
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Introduction -- Resistance: war gods -- Only after night fall -- Keepers of the sky -- Magic relief -- Tribal resolution -- All things will eat themselves up -- This far away -- Regret: a scalp from Sand Creek -- I have come to kill Indians -- The Bones Bill -- We are going back home -- Indian trophies -- Ac. More/less

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