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7 Effective Tools for Anthropologists Working with Tribes

Jon Shellenberger

If you live in the western United States and are working in any of the sub-fields of anthropology, you will or have already worked with a Native American Tribe in one fashion or another.   Have you ever ended a long day of meetings wishing you had insider tips to working with tribes? Working with tribes can bring uncertainty with methodology, presentation of results and findings. After utilizing the anthropological standards, some anthropologists find themselves needing additional guidance with working with Native cultural specialists and tribal elders.   University archaeologists and students working with tribal staff on an archaeological excavation.  ...


The Extraordinary Contribution of Women in Plateau Societies: An Examination by a Plateau Anthropologist

Jon Shellenberger

The Extraordinary Contribution of Women in Plateau Societies: An Examination by a Plateau Anthropologist
Academia has been too slow to analyze the role of women in Plateau society.  The archaeological focus has been heavily biased towards men’s activities such as