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 of 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 ‘archaeology’ in Australia.

Item ID: 1012
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1470-1375
Keywords: community-based archaeology, Australia, Cape York, Kimberley, New South Wales, shared history
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© Taylor & Francis 2002. This is the author version. Reproduced in accordance with publisher policy. This journal is also available online to subscribed users (use hypertext link above).

Date Deposited: 24 May 2007
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 80%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 20%
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