The Council for Museum Anthropology Program in San José

Council for Museum Anthropology members, welcome to San José, CA! CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 14–18.

All members are encouraged to attend our general Business Meeting (4-0650 in the AAA program) on Friday, November 16, 12:15–1:30 PM to learn more about CMA initiatives, the journal, board membership, and upcoming events.

On Monuments and Racial Violence

After almost a year of hearings regarding New York City monuments that display racist and violent histories, the city’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers published their commentary and findings on January 12, 2018. Mayor Bill de Blasio stated (press release), “Reckoning with our collective histories is a complicated undertaking with no easy solution.

Back to the Future

Most people associate archaeology with the past: learning about what happened in the past, preserving remains of the past, and keeping both the knowledge and artifacts safe for future generations.