In Correlative Archaeology, Fumi Arakawa applies correlative thinking practices, which are derived from an East Asian view of the world that stresses connectivity, to archaeological interpretations. Arakawa, a Japanese scholar who was trained in Western archaeology, argues that a correlative paradigm can help archaeologists, as well as scholars and researchers from other disciplines, consider competing paradigms and integrate Native American voices and narratives into interpretations of prehistoric art and landscapes.
Fumi Arakawa is director of the University Museum and professor in the Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University
Chapter 1 Rethinking Archaeological Theory
Chapter 2 The Development of the Culture History Paradigm: A Case Study from the Mimbres Region
Chapter 3 Processual Archaeology
Chapter 4 Post-Processual Archaeology
Chapter 5 Multivocality
Chapter 6 Native Science
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Chapter 7 Correlative Archaeology
Heartfelt. Draws on the wisdom of Eastern philosophy to give extensive voice to Native perspectives on Mimbres pottery and landscapes.
It's rare in archaeology for researchers to explicitly try to understand how their personal histories might impact their research. It's even more rare for them to use their introspection to set up a collaborative project at the intersection of three ontologies. This book does just that and is sure to be a foundational archaeological text.