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Community-based archaeology in Australia

Greer, Shelley; Harrison, Rodney and McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan (2002). Community-based archaeology in Australia. World Archaeology, 34(2) pp. 265–287.

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Outside the Antipodes, Australian archaeology is best known as an archaeology of the distant Palaeolithic past. However, where communities have been closely involved in developing and undertaking archaeological research programs, the focus of archaeological research has been radically different, often dealing with the archaeology of the recent, remembered past and crossing disciplinary boundaries between Aboriginal and historical archaeology. Distinguishing between 'community-based archaeology' and reactive or 'consent-based' community involvement in archaeology,this paper reviews the state of archaeology and its engagement with communities in Australia. Through several case studies in both indigenous and post-contact archaeology, it demonstrates the way in which community-based research and practise is changing what it is we think of as 'archaeology' in Australia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2002 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1470-1375
Keywords: community-based archaeology; Australia; Cape York; Kimberley; New South Wales; shared history
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 18970
Depositing User: Rodney Harrison
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 11:36
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 13:03
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