Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice, written by Peter R. Schmidt and Innocent Pikirayi

Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice, written by Peter R. Schmidt... Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice. London and New York, Routledge, 2016, 309 pp., isbn 9781138656857.This important book is the outcome of a week-long workshop held at the University of Florida in early 2014. It examines a range of issues within the general theme of ‘community archaeology’ in sub-Saharan Africa, through ten analytical papers that treat specific projects and areas of the continent, as well as an introductory essay and a synthetic conclusion. The latter is written by non-Africanist researchers with involvement in community archaeology initiatives, and who thus give an outside perspective to the questions and challenges covered in the papers on Africa. Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa critically examines relationships between archaeologists and heritage managers, on the one hand, and the diverse communities that they work within in different parts of the continent.This question of how archaeologists interact with the communities where their work takes place is significant in any part of the world, but it has particular moral and ethical weight in Africa. The history of research on the continent has involved engagement with colonial and post-colonial systems of power and dominance, which – often along with factors like the significant cultural distances http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice, written by Peter R. Schmidt and Innocent Pikirayi

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 15 (2): 2 – Feb 14, 2017

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/community-archaeology-and-heritage-in-africa-decolonizing-practice-ineC57a0RC
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1612-1651
eISSN
2191-5784
DOI
10.1163/21915784-12340016
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice. London and New York, Routledge, 2016, 309 pp., isbn 9781138656857.This important book is the outcome of a week-long workshop held at the University of Florida in early 2014. It examines a range of issues within the general theme of ‘community archaeology’ in sub-Saharan Africa, through ten analytical papers that treat specific projects and areas of the continent, as well as an introductory essay and a synthetic conclusion. The latter is written by non-Africanist researchers with involvement in community archaeology initiatives, and who thus give an outside perspective to the questions and challenges covered in the papers on Africa. Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa critically examines relationships between archaeologists and heritage managers, on the one hand, and the diverse communities that they work within in different parts of the continent.This question of how archaeologists interact with the communities where their work takes place is significant in any part of the world, but it has particular moral and ethical weight in Africa. The history of research on the continent has involved engagement with colonial and post-colonial systems of power and dominance, which – often along with factors like the significant cultural distances

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Feb 14, 2017

There are no references for this article.