The role of archaeological methods and mapping to facilitate migrant search and rescue
Nov. 25, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 PM
César Chavez Room 205
A Binational Migration Research Dialogue with Gabriella Soto*
The thousands of deaths of undocumented migrants that have occurred in the Arizona desert since 2000 is an avoidable tragedy, caused and amplified by a militarized border and an immigration enforcement strategy known as “prevention through deterrence” Based on dissertation research, this presentation will highlight how geographic information technology systems (GIS) and an archaeological attention to primary material evidence is being used to document the correlation between enforcement and border crossing and how this can be used as a tool to aid in the search and rescue of migrants.