Date(s) - February 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 1204, Colorado State Stadium
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The Past is a Familiar Country: Deep History, Social Movements, and Interpretations
Using case studies drawn from research in the North American Southwest and international heritage management decisions, this talk will focus on three themes: how the archaeological past impacts the present, how groups limit hierarchy, and how researchers can use relational data to decolonize archaeological analyses. Approaching these themes from a landscape based perspective reveals intersections that enable a better understanding of how power is mobilized and managed by communities in both the past and the present.
About the Speaker
Lewis Borck is currently an Assistant Professor at the Universiteit Leiden and a researcher on the European Research Council Synergy Nexus 1492 project. He studies the material culture of past peoples in the U.S. Southwest and focuses on examining how social movements shaped religion and politics through time. To examine these movements, he uses social and spatial analyses that draw on a wide range of data, particularly ceramic and architecture. Lewis is interested in combining theories on decentralized social organization with standard archaeological, historical, and anthropological theories of historical change. He has applied these theoretical and methodological interests to case studies in both the Gallina and Hohokam regions of the prehispanic North American Southwest.