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December 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Amy Schiffer

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Mapping the Constellation of Memory: Engaged Archaeological Research in San Juan Cotzal

Adriana Linares-Palma, PhD candidate, Department of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, and SAR’s 2021 Paloheimo fellow.

Adriana Linares-Palma, SAR 2022 Paloheimo Fellow Resident ScholarIn this talk, Linares-Palma will focus on the politics of archaeological knowledge production in Guatemala. Analyzing the current state of archaeology and its national agenda in relation to the research of the past, Linares-Palma explores what has been accomplished in efforts to decolonize the field; how community-based research at San Juan Cotzal positions archaeology against social inequality; and what principal challenges remain. Her research examines the relationship between Indigenous communities and their spirituality, memory, and archaeological sites, and she stresses the right of Indigenous peoples to prior consultation in archaeological research.

This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.

Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.

See the full series here

This fellowship is supported by

Paloheimo Foundation