USA: Bush’s party wants to stop archaeological research on Puerto Rican Indians

George Bush, a dinosaur, and creationism, cartoon

From the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink review:

Taino Research Targeted for Deletion

In a very public manner, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to ban funding by the National Science Foundation for a range of anthropological and archaeological projects, including one that is specifically about pre-colonial Taino society and culture.

This news came from the American Anthropological Association which sent out the following communique:

The NSF Authorization bill for FY2008 is scheduled to come up for debate today on the House floor. …

For those of you who are resident in the United States, please consider calling your Representative and lodging your protest.

Only in a totalitarian society do politicians get to set research agendas, and given the number of Republicans who believe that the Earth really was made in six days, sometime around 5000 years ago, readers should be very alarmed.

Taino: here. And here.

Pocahontas’ Wedding Site Found: here.

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