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By Caroline Phillips, Harry Allen

The accrued essays during this quantity deal with modern concerns concerning the dating among Indigenous teams and archaeologists, together with the demanding situations of discussion, colonialism, the problems of operating inside of legislative and institutional frameworks, and NAGPRA and comparable laws. The disciplines of archaeology and cultural history administration are foreign in scope and lots of nations proceed to adventure the impression of colonialism. in keeping with those universal reports, either archaeology and indigenous political events contain foreign networks during which info fast strikes all over the world. This quantity displays those dynamic dialectics among the prior and the current and among the overseas and the neighborhood, demonstrating that archaeology is a old technology regularly associated with modern cultural issues.

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Such an engagement would vary in terms of the types of archaeology practiced and the wishes of the Indigenous community being approached. It is not necessary, however, for all archaeologists to become postmodernists (Preucel and Cipolla 2008:131–132), and Lonetree (2006:641–642) in fact criticises postmodern approaches as being opaque to Indigenous peoples. It has been suggested that a solution to these difficulties is the Â�creation of an Indigenous archaeology, defined as “archaeology conducted with, for and by Indigenous peoples” (Nicholas and Andrews 1997; however, see Nicholas, this volume, for an opposing view).

1997. Archaeologists–Native American relations. In N. Swindler, K. E. Dongoske, R. Anyon and A. S. ), Native Americans and Archaeologists: Stepping Stones to Common Ground, pp. 23–34. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press. Du Cros, H. 2002. Much More Than Stones and Bones: Australian Archaeology in the Late Twentieth Century. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. , and L. Zimmerman. 2006. Beyond racism: Some opinions about racialism and American archaeology. American Indian Quarterly 30:461–485. Elder, J.

1997) use the term “respect” as the manner in which archaeologists should approach the use of Indigenous knowledge in their work. Nonetheless, Indigenous communities have gone to great pains to draw the public’s attention to their traditions and their historical experience of colonialism. L. T. Smith (1999:33) notes that the telling of stories and reclaiming of the past provides testimony to past injustices and represents a powerful weapon in the Indigenous struggle (Sharp 1990:56–64). Indigenous communities in New Zealand are currently making claims against the government under the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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