Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonising Theory and Practice

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Claire Smith, H. Martin Wobst
Routledge, Nov 10, 2004 - Social Science - 432 pages
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With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes in archaeological theory and practice as well as substantive changes in the power relations between archaeologists and indigenous peoples. Questions concerning the development of ethical archaeological practices are at the heart of this process.
  

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Contents

Archaeology camp
2
1 Decolonizing archaeological theory and practice
4
The theory and method behind archaeological theory and method
15
3 Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing as theoretical and methodological foundations for archaeological research
30
receiving gifts from White Buffalo Calf Woman
39
Algonkian Indian stories and the landscape
52
archaeological impacts on Aboriginal peoples and their response
75
Part II Reclaiming the Past
99
Part III Indigenous Voice and Identity
193
11 Silencing and sharing southern African Indigenous and embedded knowledge
195
Yarrawarra Place Stories Project
213
archaeology colonialism and reclaiming the future
230
a conversation at Firewood Creek
249
African Americans reclaiming the Indigenous past
266
Part IV The ethics of archaeological practice
283
working with Indigenous
284

Keepers of the Indigenous past
100
7 You write it down and bring it back thats what we wantrevisiting the 1948 removal of human remains from Kunbarlanja
102
The Saga of the Ancient One or a history of Kennewick as told in verse Limmerick
122
reflections on the nineteenthcentury archaeology of Harlan ISmith in the southern Interior of British Columbia Canada
125
The Ancient One
159
addressing the conflicts between American Indians and archaeologists over protection of cultural places
160
Bringing back the Spirit bringing back the truth
174
Keeper of the bones
176
cultural resources cultural affiliation and Kennewick
178
research ethics blekbalawei
297
decolonizing archaeology in practice
309
After Rain
331
shaping a shared future
333
Black Glass
346
20 Towards an Indigenous research charter
347
an archaeology for social justice
369
Index
372
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About the author (2004)

Claire Smith is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in Flinders University. Since 1990, she has conducted filedwork with Indigenous people in Australia, Asia and North America.

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