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What is community archaeology?

Marshall, Yvonne, Marshall, Yvonne(ed.) (2002) What is community archaeology? World Archaeology, 34, (2), pp. 211-219. (doi:10.1080/0043824022000007062).

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Community archaeology, understood as a distinctive set of practices within the wider discipline, is a relatively new development. Its most important distinguishing characteristic is the relinquishing of at least partial control of a project to the local community. This introduction takes a preliminary look at where this kind of archaeology is being carried out around the world and outlines what marks it out as different from other kinds of archaeology. In conclusion, it is suggested that community archaeology has a unique, if not critical, contribution to make to the future development of archaeology as a genuinely worldwide discipline.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: community archaeology, post-colonial archaeology, collaborative research, colonialism, heritage management, feminist archaeology


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Date deposited: 13 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:00

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