Ethnogenesis and Human Diversity: The Tewa Case
Scott G. Ortman, Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, and Lightfoot Fellow, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm
Most of the world’s languages fall into patterns that imply genealogical descent, whereas the archaeological record consists primarily of localized sequences that do not exhibit strong genealogical relationships. Research on Tewa origins in the Southwest is used to illustrate the underlying sociopolitical processes that are responsible for this difference.