UNCOVERING AUSTRALIA ARCHAEOLOGY, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE PUBLIC

By: COLLEY, SARAH

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A bold description of archaeology not only in Australia but everywhere indigenous people are fighting for their rights. Controversies over the rights of native peoples to their lands, their material culture, and the remains of their ancestors make headlines worldwide. Drawing deeply from years of intensive research and teaching, Sarah Colley offers an accessible overview of the practice, politics, and ethics of archaeology today, focusing on Australia to highlight and pose universal questions about the relationship between archaeologists, indigenous people, and the public. To whom are archaeologists responsible to the indigenous people under study or to the discipline of anthropology? What is the value of archaeology when indigenous people can speak for themselves? What roles do the public, media, and government play in interpreting archaeological findings? Examining these delicate issues within the context of colonialism, the formation of national identities, and the rights of indigenous people, Colley provides a lucid picture of the current state of archaeology and argues boldly that archaeology must concern itself not only with abstract interpretations of tools, fossils, and extinct cultures but also with living people.

Title: UNCOVERING AUSTRALIA ARCHAEOLOGY, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE PUBLIC

Author Name: COLLEY, SARAH

Categories: World History,

Publisher: SMITHSONIAN:

ISBN Number: 1588340589

ISBN Number 13: 9781588340580

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 215785

Description: 2002 VG BRIGHT SOFTCOVER SMITHSONIAN [COLLEY, SARAH] ARCHAEOLOGY, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE PUBLIC

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