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us: Community archaeology


  • Here are entered works on archaeology that aims to involve local people in investigation and interpretation of the past. Works on archaeology that is concerned with reconstructing the social organization of past societies and the way in which those societies looked upon the world are entered under [Social archaeology.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Collaborative archaeology
    • us: Community-based archaeology
    • us: Public archaeology
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 2012007437: Atalay, S. Community-based archaeology, c2012: ECIP introd., etc. (Archaeology which involves collaborative approaches with descendent and local communities; centered on the concepts of Community-based participatory research which entails reciprocal benefits to all partners, combines knowledge that has been arrived at through different traditions and experiences, and requires that scholars and community members develop equitable partnerships)
    • found: Marshall, Y. "What is community archaeology?" in World arch. v. 34(2), 2002 (Community archaeology, understood as a distinctive set of practices within the wider discipline, is a relatively new development. Its most important distinguishing characteristic is the relinquishing of at least partial control of a project to the local community.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 8, 2012 (Community archaeology is archaeology by the people for the people. The field is also known as public archaeology. There is debate about whether the terms are interchangeable; some believe that community archaeology is but one form of public archaeology, which can include many other modes of practice, in addition to what is described here. The design, goals, involved communities, and methods in community archaeology projects vary greatly, but there are two general aspects found in all community archaeology projects. First, community archaeology involves communities "in the planning and carrying out of research projects that are of direct interest to them". Second, community archaeologists generally believe they are making an altruistic difference.)
    • found: World archaeology, v. 34, no. 2, Oct. 2002 via JSTOR p. 220 (Transforming archaeology through practice: strategies for collaborative archaeology and the Community Archaeology Project at Quseir, Egypt; community archaeology: sub-field of research in archaeology that aims to involve local people in investigation and interpretation of the past)
  • LC Classification

    • CC77.C66
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on archaeology that aims to involve local people in investigation and interpretation of the past. Works on archaeology that is concerned with reconstructing the social organization of past societies and the way in which those societies looked upon the world are entered under [Social archaeology.]
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    • Note under [Social archaeology]
  • Change Notes

    • 2012-03-08: new
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