Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Lippert, Dorothy T.

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_53

Basic Biographical Information

Dr. Dorothy T. Lippert (2-18-1967–) is a Native American archaeologist from the United States currently working as a Case Officer in the Repatriation Department at the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum. Of Choctaw Nation decent, Dr. Lippert graduated from Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas, and was chosen “Outstanding Teen” in 1985 in a program sponsored by the San Antonio Express-News. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Anthropology. Dr. Lippert currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Lippert is known for her participation in the indigenous archaeologies movement by advocating for the repatriation of Native American remains and funerary items to their affiliated Native American communities. With other members of the Closet Chickens, an informal group of Native American archaeologists, Dr. Lippert has critiqued...

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  1. Lippert, D. 2005. Remembering humanity: how to include human values in a scientific endeavor. International Journal of Cultural Property 12(2): 275–80.Google Scholar
  2. - 2008. The rise of indigenous archaeology: how repatriation has transformed archaeological ethics and practice, in T. Killion (ed.) Politics, practice and theory: repatriation as a force of change in contemporary anthropology. Albuquerque (NM): School of American Research Press.Google Scholar
  3. - 2010. Echoes from the bones: the importance of maintaining a voice to speak for the ancestors, in G. Nicholas (ed.) Being and becoming indigenous archaeologists. Lanham (MD): AltaMira Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cogstone Resource ManagementBaldwin ParkUSA