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Uncovering Australia : Archaeology, Indigenous people and the public - Sarah Colley

Uncovering Australia

Archaeology, Indigenous people and the public

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Special Features- Introduces readers to current debates about the owndership and control of cultural materials and ancestral remains, and the way Indigenous people and their culture are presented to the general public.- Examinesthe role of anthropology in universities, museums, and the public domain and suggests that it depends too much on abstract theories and interpreations and needs to responds more directly to the need for reconciling the interests of rchaeologists, the public, and indigenous peoples.- Conflicts concerning indigenous peoples rights and interests make headlines worldwide, from the repatriation of bones and artifacts to territorial hunting rights.- Who owns the artifacts collected at archaeological sites today or deposited in museums in the past? Whose telling or interpretation of the indigenous people's history is legitimate?

1. Archaeology in Australia 2. The rise and rise of cultural heritage management 3. Archaeologists and Indigenous people in Australia 4. Negotiating Archaeological Research 5. Indigenous places and consulting archaeology 6. Archaeology and the public 7. Archaeology and the media 8. Archaeology, Indigenous Australia and postcolonialism

ISBN: 9781741150636
ISBN-10: 9780702247729
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1