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Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions : Our World Archaeology - R. Layton

Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions

Our World Archaeology

By: R. Layton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9780415095594
Number Of Pages: 276

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Addressing some of the most contentious issues in the pursuit of archaeology and anthropology today, "Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions" calls into question the traditional, and sometimes difficult, relationship between Western scholars and the contemporary cultures and peoples they study.
The book discusses various issues: the models and concepts of evolution, the selectivity of what is rated "worthwhile" for purposes of academic study, and the profound disturbance of indigenous cultures by the exhumation and reburial of human skeletons for research. The book brings together new insights from professional scientists as well as indigenous contributors, providing a worldwide range of studies dealing with these problems.

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"It will be of immense interest to archaeologists, anthropologists and all those concerned with indegenous peoples." -"Geographical Journal

List of contributors
Introduction: conflict in the archaeology of living traditions
Relations of production and exchange in 17th-century
New England: interpretive contexts for the archaeology of culture contact
Archaeology, colonialism and 17th-century
Native America: towards an alternative interpretation
History and prehistory in Bolivia: what about the Indians?
Made radical by my own: an archaeologist learns to accept reburial
On the problem of historicist catgories in theories of human development
The burden of an encumbered inheritance upon the study of the past of Madagascar
Archaeological and anthropological hypotheses concerning the origin of ethnic divisions in sub-Saharan Africa
The role of language in African perceptions of the past: an appraisal of African language policies and practices
A chapter in the history of the colonization of Sami lands: the forced migration of Norwegian reindeer Sami to Finland in the 1800s
A proper place for the dead: a critical review of the `reburial' issue
The sanctity of the grave
White concepts and American Indian burials
The acquisition, storage and handling of Aboriginal skeletal remains in museums: an indigenous perspective
The souls of my dead brothers
Statement of American Indians Against Desecration before the World
Archaeological Congress
Federal Indian burial policy: historical anachronism or contemporary reality?
Human bones as symbols of power: aboriginal American belief systems toward bones and `grave-robbing' archaeologists
The role of archaeology in nation building
Dual perceptions of the past: archaeolgy and Inuit culture
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ISBN: 9780415095594
ISBN-10: 041509559X
Series: Our World Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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