Emma Jones

Email: emma_jones@sfu.ca

B.S.: Appalachian State University (2017)

Supervisor: Dr. George Nicholas

Research Areas: Indigenous archaeology, collaboration, heritage management, Northwest Coast

MA Thesis/Research:

Currently titled: “Repossessing the Past: Chinook Archaeological Heritage and Stewardship at Tansy Point, Oregon.” In my research, I am working with the Chinook Indian Nation of Washington State who recently repossessed a culturally significant parcel of land, Tansy Point in Oregon. In aid of their ongoing legal battle for recognition, the tribe is interested in a study of this property. I will be aiding in this process by addressing the ways in which archaeology can further their repossession of their history and heritage now that they have physically repossessed this land. Through this case study, I will contribute to the larger discussion of heritage management, land rights and claims, cultural revitalization, and battles over federal recognition.

Conference Presentations:

Upcoming: Emma Jones. 2020. “Repossessing the Past: Chinook Archaeological Heritage and Stewardship at Tansy Point, Oregon.” Canadian Archaeological Association, Edmonton, Alberta, CA.

Emma Jones, Zoe Doubles, Esme Ferrales, Kenzie May, Jason King, and Jane Buikstra. 2019. “Monumentality and Time at the Golden Eagle Site (11C120).” Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Emma Jones, Zoe Doubles, Esme Ferrales, Kenzie May, Jason King, and Jane Buikstra. 2018. “Recent Investigations of the Eastern Embankment at Golden Eagle (11C120).” Midwest Archaeological Conference, South Bend, Indiana, USA.

Emma Jones and Thomas Whyte. 2017. “Experimental Study of Hunter-Gatherer Base Camp Taphonomy in the Southern Appalachian Highlands.” Uplands Archaeology in the East Symposium, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

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