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Grave Matters: Excavating California's Buried Past

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A fascinating look at the conflicts arising from reconstructing a native peoples past. Explores the relationship of archeology and the competing interests that color the recovery of Indian remains
Paperback, 237 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Heyday Books
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Amy L. Campbell
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A rare blend of personal context of his own son's burial on historically tribal land and non-fiction regarding the long ignored burial rights of a local Native American people (the Yurok). This work covers the history of anthropological and historical work, both academic and amateur, and its effect on tribal/government/landowner/academia relationships. Platt's narrow focus on a single, and locally defined, group of people prevents this work from e
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Jul 27, 2015 Alexis rated it it was amazing
I'm planning to assign this book to the graduate students in my Human Osteology class next semester. It touches on the history of physical anthropology, CRM archaeology, NAGPRA, and looting, all in the context of northern California. Highly recommended.
Mills College Library
979.412 P7196 2011
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