Guest Editor's Remarks: Decolonizing Archaeology

  title={Guest Editor's Remarks: Decolonizing Archaeology},
  author={S. Atalay},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={269 - 279}
  • S. Atalay
  • Published 6 September 2006
  • History
  • The American Indian Quarterly
This collection of articles came about as the result of the professional relationships and friendships among a group of archaeologists who collectively call themselves the "Closet Chickens." The organization known as the Closet Chickens formally came into existence after extended e-mail discussions among a group of Native American archaeologists who had participated in a conference at Dartmouth College in 2001. The conference was titled "On the Threshold: Native American Archaeologist Relations… Expand
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