Amy ty lilin-draza’ay: Building Archaeological Practice on Principles of Community

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The significant economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced archaeologists to consider the concept of resilience in the present day, as it relates to their profession, students, research projects, cultural heritage, and the livelihoods and well-being of the communities with a stake in the sites they study. The global crisis presents an opportunity to cement archaeological practice in a foundation of community building. We can learn from the ancestors, razana, how investing in community—social networks at different scales—makes us more resilient to crises. In so doing, we can improve the quality and equity of the science we produce and ensure relevant outcomes for living communities and future generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalAfrican Archaeological Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology


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