Cornell University: Archaeological conference expands discussion beyond colonial roots

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Cornell will host an archaeology conference in October focusing on ethics and social justice in the archaeological sciences – the areas of archaeology that utilize techniques and approaches from STEM.

“Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences 3: Rethinking the Paradigm” will take place Oct. 7-9 and feature a keynote address by Dr. Kisha Supernant, director of the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada.

“The topic of the Frontiers 3 conference reflects an ongoing conversation about knowledge, power and the role of science in telling stories about the past,” Supernant said. “Several high-profile cases around the legacy of archaeological sciences over the past few years have brought these issues to the forefront.”

The conference is hosted by The Archaeological Science Group at Cornell, the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Materials Studies (CIAMS), and the CIAMS Anti-colonialism and Anti-racism Interest Group (ARCO).

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