Antiracist resources

The Center for Archaeology is committed to working toward a more inclusive and equitable field for all participants in archaeological research and outreach. We have compiled this page of resources as part of this ongoing work. Although we are focused here on antiracist resources this project reaches across archaeology and includes addressing related issues of harassment and discrimination wherever they are found.

We stand with our community members of Asian descent in this time of increased harassment and attacks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stop AAPI Hate was launched by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University as a reporting center to track and respond to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. It also provides links to many other resources


Archaeology in the Time of Black Lives Matter

A panel discussion, held on Thursday June 25th 2020.

Alexandra Jones, Alicia Odewale & Tsione Wolde-Michael in conversation with  Maria Franklin & Justin Dunnavant. Chaired by Ayana Flewellen.

This panel discussion gathered notable scholars from different sectors and backgrounds who bring diverse experiences and interests to the topic of archaeology in the time of Black Lives Matter. Themes touched on include personal and scholarly activism and forms of solidarity; pedagogical and curricular strategies; capacity building and community engagement; and how we might diversify and critically rethink research themes and the presentation of archaeological heritages.

Sponsored by the Center for Archaeology, the Society of Black Archaeologists, and the Theoretical Archaeology Group (North America)

Link to antiracist resources document that grew out of this event

Recent blog from Barbara Voss about harassment in archaeology

Using Public Health Interventions to Prevent Harassment in Archaeology

The Society of Black Archaeologists

SBA has a wealth of links and resources on their website, including events listings, and interviews with African descendant professionals working in archaeology.

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