The Center for Archaeology stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
We grieve for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, their families, and all victims of racialized violence.
Archaeology as a discipline has work to do in order to respond to the pernicious history and conditions that are made visible for all in this moment in the United States. The CCA is committed to working toward making archaeology a safe and welcoming discipline for those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and to those from underrepresented groups more generally. We are also committed to addressing the role that archaeology plays in contemporary perceptions of the past and present, and to finding ways to engage the challenges and insights of Black Lives Matter.
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