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An Indigenous Analysis of the Grotesques of the Southeast
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“An Indigenous Analysis of the Grotesques of the Southeast," presented by Dr. Maggie Spivey-Faulkner, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta.
A new reanalysis of the large assemblage of zoomorphic carvings excavated at the Fort Center archaeological site in south Florida has revealed what appears to be a nearly 1,000-year rooftop sculptural tradition in the American southeast. Here, we will review that reanalysis, including a nascent indigenous method of interpreting the figural depictions using folk taxonomies developed out of Native southeastern languages. Finally, we will contextualize this work within the broader project of indigenous archaeology.
To register, send your email to usclnasp@mailbox.sc.edu and the Native American Studies Center will respond with the meeting ID and password required to join the program.


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