Interaction, enculturation, social distance, and ancient ethnic identities

Patrick D. Lyons, Jeffery J. Clark

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Noting abundant evidence of ancient migrations in the American Southwest, a number of researchers have recently called for the development of more sophisticated models of ancient identity and interaction (e.g., Bernardini 2002; Clark 2001; Duff 2002; Lyons 2003; Stone 2003; see also Blake 2004; Jones 1997; Lilley 2004; Meskell 2002). Current approaches can typically be characterized as either "interactionist" or "enculturationist" in emphasis. The interactionist perspective privileges agency, whereas the enculturationist perspective emphasizes structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArchaeology without Borders
Subtitle of host publicationContact, Commerce, and Change in the U.S. Southwest and Northwestern Mexico
PublisherUniversity Press of Colorado
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780870818899
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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