Erin Hudson and Caroline Gabe awarded Research Grants in Historic Preservation from the SRI Foundation

Departmental News

Posted:  Jun 16, 2014 - 10:00am

Erin's dissertation “The Past in the Present: Federal Determinations of Cultural Affiliation and Implications for the Practice of Archaeology”, examines how different federal agencies in two geographic areas go through the process of determining cultural affiliation, as required by NAGPRA.

The goals of her research are to identify the processes and lines of evidence used by federal agencies to determine cultural affiliation, to examine variability in the processes and investigate why variability occurs, to generate recommendations for successfully completing determinations, and to understand how these determination have impacted or continue to impact the practice of archaeology.