By R. Layton

The 1st textual content to handle the contentious matters raised by means of the pursuit of anthropology and archaeology on this planet this day. Calls into query the conventional, occasionally tricky courting among western students and the modern cultures and peoples they examine and will simply disturb.

Show description

Read or Download Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions PDF

Best archaeology books

Vikings in Ireland

This compilation of thirteen papers through students from eire, England and Denmark, contemplate the level and nature of Viking impact in eire. Created in shut organization with exhibitions held on the nationwide Musem of eire in 1998-99 and on the nationwide send Museum in Roskilde in 2001, the papers talk about elements of faith, artwork, literature and placenames, cities and society, drawing jointly recommendations at the alternate of tradition and ideas in Viking Age eire and the level to which present identities have been maintained, misplaced or assimilated.

The Near East: Archaeology in the 'Cradle of Civilization' (Social Ethics and Policy Series)

The booklet is a piece incoherent, because it jumps round eras. however it provides loads of attention-grabbing aspect. It was once strong to benefit one strong function on Neolithic dwelling, plenty of pistachios.

Ancient Iraq: Third Edition

Newly revised and containing info from fresh excavations and came upon artifacts, historic Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic background from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian period.

Extra info for Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions

Sample text

URPIE logic: an analysis of the structure of the supporting arguments of universal reburial proponents. : Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Trigger, Bruce G. 1984. Alternative archaeologies: nationalist, colonialist, imperialist. Man 19, 355–70. Trivers, R. 1985. Social evolution. Menlo Park, California: Cummins. J. 1969. Ethnography and archaeological interpretation of funerary remains. World Archaeology 1, 262–80. J. 1983. Australian academic archaeology: Aboriginal transformation of its aims and practices.

Neither archaeologist addresses a set of issues which, to indigenous peoples, appear crucial: to what extent does archaeological theory itself embody subjective assumptions about cultural process? Have archaeologists’ presuppositions prevented them from correctly interpreting the response of indigenous peoples to colonial domination? Have they similarly neglected the dynamics of non-Western society prior to colonial contact? Can indigenous peoples contribute to a reassessment of their own past, or does Western culture have a monopoly on scientific method?

Our discussions about the problems of recognizing objectivity formed the germ of this introduction. Peter Ucko made helpful comments on a draft version. Notes 1 The quotation which Ardener provides from Newton’s published correspondence for the year 1675 (Ardener 1971, p. lxxxiv) seems unequivocal; Newton sought a friend’s help ‘to draw with a pencil lines cross the image…where every one of the seven aforenamed colours was most full and brisk, and also where he judged the fullest confines of them to be’.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 29 votes