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Co-Creation of Knowledge by the Hopi Tribe and Archaeologists

  • T. J. Ferguson (a1), Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa (a2) and Maren P. Hopkins (a3)

Abstract

For two decades, the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office has worked with archaeologists to co-create knowledge about the past and document contemporary values associated with heritage sites. Much of this work has been accomplished within the framework of research mandated by the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act. Here we describe a case study that illustrates the processes of this community-based participatory research, including research design, implementation of fieldwork, peer review of research findings, and reporting. The case study is a project conducted in 2014 by the Hopi Tribe in partnership with Anthropological Research, LLC, to investigate traditional cultural properties associated with an Arizona Public Service Company transmission line. The Hopi Tribe’s collaborative research with archaeologists provides intellectual benefits for the management of archaeological resources and the humanistic and scientific understanding of the past.

Durante dos décadas, la Oficina de Preservación Cultural de la Comunidad Hopi (Hopi Cultural Preservation Office), ubicada en el norte de Arizona, ha trabajado con arqueólogos para aumentar el conocimiento sobre el pasado y documentar los valores contemporáneos asociados con sitios patrimoniales. Este trabajo se ha realizado en el marco de investigación dispuesto por el Acta Nacional de Preservación Histórica (National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act) y el Acta Nacional de Política Ambiental (National Environmental Policy Act). Nuestro estudio de caso ilustra los procesos de esta investigación participativa basada en la comunidad, incluyendo el diseño de la investigación, la ejecución del trabajo de campo, la revisión por pares de los resultados de la investigación y la presentación de informes. El presente caso de estudio es un proyecto llevado a cabo en 2014 por la tribu Hopi en colaboración con Anthropological Research, LLC, para investigar las propiedades culturales tradicionales asociadas con una línea de transmisión de Arizona Public Service Company. La investigación en colaboración con la tribu Hopi y los arqueólogos ofrece beneficios intelectuales para la gestión de los recursos arqueológicos y la comprensión humanística y científica del pasado.

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