new NAGPRA video (fwd)

Patrick S Miller (psmiller@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 20:58:12 -0500

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Patrick S. Miller
Anthro-L Manager

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Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 12:57:45 -0500
From: Thomas P Volman <tpv1@CORNELL.EDU>
To: Multiple recipients of list ARCH-L <ARCH-L@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: new NAGPRA video

This is a message from Nick Nicastro, a MA student in the Intercollege
Program in Archaeology at Cornell.

Thomas P Volman
B66 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

To All Listmembers:

I am an independent videomaker and graduate student at Cornell University.
Recently I completed a 60-minute video documentary on the impact of NAGPRA
on the practice of archaeology and on museums, entitled "Science or Sacrilege:
Native Americans, Archaeology & the Law."

Unlike many other tapes made about the issue, this one takes a critical
look at both the scientific and native points of view. As such, I think
those looking for an informative and stimulating introduction to NAGPRA,
including practicing archaeologists, students, or concerned laypeople,
might be interested in it.

Interview subjects for the tape include several members of the NAGPRA
Review Committee, a number of native voices on both "sides" of the debate,
several physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and museum curators from
both large and small institutions.

The tape will receive its first public showing at the free screening at
Cornell Cinema, April 25th, at 7pm at Williard Straight Theatre. There will
be a panel discussion afterward-- Rick Hill (Tuscarora), lately of the
Smithsonian Institution, will be among the panelists.

Anyone interested in getting further information about "Science or
Sacrilege" is encouraged to contact me at the addresses below.

-- Nick Nicastro

Archaeology Program
B-59 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853