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Inclusion, Transformation, and Humility in North American Archaeology
Essays and Other “Great Stuff” Inspired by Kent G. Lightfoot
Edited by Seth Mallios, Sara L. Gonzalez, Michael Grone, Kathleen L. Hull, Peter Nelson, and Stephen W. Silliman
Foreword by Margaret Conkey
Afterword by David Hurst Thomas
332 pages, 36 ills., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-252-1 $149.00/£110.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (January 2024)
eISBN 978-1-80539-253-8 eBook Not Yet Published
“As the title suggests, this [ ] volume aims to give equal weight to the honoree’s pioneering scholarly achievements and his character. Attention to the latter that resonates loudly in personal anecdotes recounted in chapters written by cohorts of former (and some current) students as well as colleagues is what distinguishes this volume from many others in this genre of writing that focus primarily on scholarship.” • Patricia E. Rubertone, Brown University
In a dynamic near half-century career of insight, engagement, and instruction, Kent G. Lightfoot transformed North American archaeology through his innovative ideas, robust collaborations, thoughtful field projects, and mentoring of numerous students. Authors emphasize the multifarious ways Lightfoot impacted—and continues to impact—approaches to archaeological inquiry, anthropological engagement, indigenous issues, and professionalism. Four primary themes include: negotiations of intercultural entanglements in pluralistic settings; transformations of temporal and spatial archaeological dimensions, as well as theoretical and methodological innovations; engagement with contemporary people and issues; and leading by example with honor, humor, and humility. These reflect the remarkable depth, breadth, and growth in Lightfoot’s career, despite his unwavering stylistic devotion to Hawaiian shirts.
Seth Mallios is Professor of Anthropology, University History Curator, and Director of the South Coastal Information Center at San Diego State University.
Sara L. Gonzalez works at the intersection of tribal historic preservation, Indigenous Studies, and public history.
Michael Grone is an Associate State Archaeologist for the Santa Cruz District of California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Kathleen L. Hull is professor emerita of anthropology and heritage studies at the University of California, Merced.
Peter Nelson (Coast Miwok and tribal citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria) Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Ethnic Studies.
Stephen W. Silliman is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Subject: ArchaeologyAnthropology (General)
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