New Videos on Archaeology of Personhood and by Pre- and Post-contact Indians of the Eastern Woodlands

09/08/2020 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 From Chris Carr-

It is a pleasure to announce the online posting of a set of videos that present research on the topics of personhood and soul-like essences as conceived by pre- and post-contact Indians of the Eastern Woodlands and as used ritually and strategically by them in their lives.

The videos include nine researchers’ and two discussants’ presentations written for a symposium for the 85th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, April 23, 2020. When the meetings were canceled, we constructed the videos as an alternative means of sharing our ideas with the profession.

The videos have applicability to subjects beyond Eastern Woodland Indians archaeology and ethnography. They will be of interest to those who study the archaeology and ethnography of New World indigenous peoples, the archaeology of religion, mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, identity, folklore, performance, comparative religion, and the “ontological turn” movement in archaeology. For more information and links to the videos, please go to:

Feel free to show all or any of the videos for teaching purposes in your college and/or professional classes.

Please pass on this email to colleagues of yours who might have an interest in it for their research or teaching. Thank you.

Wishing you the best,

Chris Carr

Christopher Carr

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Arizona State University

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