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Networking NAGPRA

In advance of the upcoming NAGPRA workshop in Colorado, why not dig into the NAGPRA litigation to see just how all of the case law fits together? While the interactive network will only be made available to workshop participants in advance of publication, you can get your first glimpse of it here.

This network is the topic of a forthcoming paper that explores NAGPRA litigation, and posits the relative importance of specific challenges based upon cited-by linking (InDegree) and overall importance to the network (determined by PageRank). The networks used for this paper are interactive, and links to those will be posted here following publication of the article.


Many thanks to our colleagues for their constructive criticisms and feedback as we have endeavored to better understand the various procedures and dynamics associated with this important piece of legislation, and the last 26 years of litigation.


Written by zselden

I am a research associate in the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University, where my work is focused at the confluence of archaeology, art, engineering, computer science, and the humanities. I am particularly interested in the application of 3D technologies to archaeological problems, geometric morphometrics, network analyses, archaeological theory, and archaeological science.