Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Ferguson, T. J.

  • Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_48

Basic Biographical Information

T. J. Ferguson (b. 1950) is a luminary in the global movement to make archaeology more relevant to and respectful of Native American communities. He has been particularly instrumental in issues surrounding repatriation, the development of tribal cultural resource management (CRM) programs, and the advancement of an applied archaeological paradigm that bridges different elements of anthropology and the humanities to understand native peoples past and present.

The son of a career military officer, Ferguson spent his high school years in Oahu, Hawaii, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 1973. Ferguson went immediately into graduate school. After receiving his master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1976, he planned to return to Polynesia but instead accepted a job at the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico. Through that work he became interested in historic and cultural...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverUSA