For a recent episode of the “Heritage Voices” podcast, host Jessica Yaquinto interviews Dr. Edward A. Jolie (Oglala Lakota and Hodulgee Muscogee), the Clara Lee Tanner Associate Professor at School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Arizona State Museum. They talk about perishable materials, such as textiles, baskets, nets, and footwear, and why they are understudied, how they offer unique insights into the past, and what they can teach us about diversity and continuity both within and across regions. Throughout the podcast they continually return to the human element of perishable artifacts and associated research, including the movement to tribally driven archaeology. Listen to “Perishable Artifacts and Tribally Driven Archaeology” now!
Anthro News Digest date: 11/19/2021