Ancient History in the New World: Integrating Oral Traditions and the Archaeological Record in Deep Time

  title={Ancient History in the New World: Integrating Oral Traditions and the Archaeological Record in Deep Time},
  author={Roger C. Echo-Hawk},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={267 - 290}
Abstract Oral traditions provide a viable source of information about historical settings dating back far in time—a fact that has gained increasing recognition in North America, although archaeologists and other scholars typically give minimal attention to this data. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) lists oral traditions as a source of evidence that must be considered by museum and federal agency officials in making findings of cultural affiliation between… Expand
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