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Title Participatory archaeology and heritage studies : perspectives from Africa / edited by Peter R. Schmidt
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018
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Descript xii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Rediscovering community archaeology in Africa and reframing its practice -- Archaeology and the local community in Africa: A retrospective -- Seniority through ancestral landscapes: Community archaeology in the highlands of southern Ethiopia -- Community archaeology and heritage in coastal and Western Kenya -- Contests between heritage and history in Tanganyika/Tanzania: Insights arising from community-based heritage research -- Community involvement and heritage management in rural South Africa -- Understanding 'the community' before community archaeology: A case study from Sudan -- Community cultural identity in nature-tourism gateway areas: Maun Village, Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana
Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies: Perspectives from Africa provides new ways to look at and think about the practice of community archaeology and heritage studies across the globe. Long hidden from view, African experiences and experiments with participatory archaeology and heritage studies have poignant lessons to convey about local initiatives, local needs, and local perspectives among communities as diverse as an Islamic community on the edge of an ancient city in Sudan to multi-ethnic rural villages near rock art sites in South Africa. Straddling both heritage studies and archaeological practice, this volume incorporates a range of settings, from practical experiments with sustainable pottery kilns in Kenya, to an elite palace and its hidden traditional heritage in Northwestern Tanzania, to ancestral knowledge about heritage landscapes in rural Ethiopia. The genesis of participatory practices in Africa are traced back to the 1950s, with examples of how this legacy has played out over six decades-setting the scene for a deeply rooted practice now gaining widespread acceptance. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage
Subject Community archaeology -- Africa
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Africa
Africa -- Antiquities
Alt Author Schmidt, Peter R. (Peter Ridgway), 1942- editor
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