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Type: Paper
Paper Title: CHALLENGES, OBSTACLES AND BENEFITS OF ETHNOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE MAYA AREA
Author: JENNIFER MATHEWS (Trinity University), DOMINIQUE RISSOLO (Waitt Family Foundation), JEFFREY GLOVER (Georgia State University)   
Date/Time: Sat., 1:45 PM
Co-Author(s): JENNIFER MATHEWS (Trinity University), DOMINIQUE RISSOLO (Waitt Family Foundation), JEFFREY GLOVER (Georgia State University) 
Abstract: Archaeologists that live and work in indigenous communities confront a number of challenges in their research, not faced by those who choose to limit their interactions with local populations or work in remote archaeological sites. This paper will examine some of the costs and benefits of incorporating ethnographic research into an archaeological project and working with communities, as well as the obstacles that have resulted in the majority of archaeologists avoiding the issue all together. The paper will also suggest several ideas for encouraging a more cross-disciplinary approach in archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork that could benefit both fields.

Program Number: 4-0715
Session Title: ETHNOGRAPHIES OF AND IN ARCHAEOLOGIES: COLLABORATIONS, METHODS, AND OBJECTIVES IN AN EMERGENT SUBFIELD
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Sat., 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Organizer(s): JENNIFER MATHEWS (Trinity University), QUETZIL CASTANEDA (Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology / Indiana University) 
Chair(s): JENNIFER MATHEWS (Trinity University)  
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