This comprehensive reader on indigenous archaeology shows that collaboration has become a key part of archaeology and heritage practice worldwide. Collaborative projects and projects directed and conducted by indigenous peoples independently have become standard, community concerns are routinely addressed, and oral histories are commonly incorporated into research. This volume begins with a substantial section on theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, then presents key articles from around the globe in sections on Oceania, North America, Mesoamerica and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Editorial introductions to each piece contextualize them in the intersection of archaeology and indigenous studies. This major collection is an ideal text for courses in indigenous studies, archaeology, heritage management, and related fields.
This title is sponsored by World Archaeological Congress.
The World Archaeological Congress is the only archaeological
organisation with elected global representation. Membership is open to
archaeologists, heritage managers and members of the public.WAC is
committed to the scientific investigation of the past and the
protection of cultural heritage worldwide. It supports the empirical
investigation and appreciation of the political contexts within which
research is conducted and interpreted, and promotes dialogue and debate
among advocates of different views of the past. It is committed to
diversity and to redressing global inequities in archaeology, through
scholarly programs. WAC has a special interest in protecting the
cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples, minorities and economically
disadvantaged countries. It encourages the participation of Indigenous
peoples, researchers from low-income countries and members of the
public who are interested in cultural heritage.
* Scientific Research and publication on the material remains of the past.
* Public Education to provide communities with information to participate in archaeological work.
* Professional Education and Training for economically disadvantaged nations, groups and communities.
* Action Research addressing issues relevant to the empowerment and betterment of Indigenous groups,
minorities and the poor.
* Conservation of cultural heritage that is threatened by looting, vandalism, urban growth, tourism, development or war.
Left Coast Press, Inc. publishes two book series for the Congress,
WAC Research Handbooks in Archaeology
and the One World Archaeology Series (formerly published by Routledge and UCL Press; Left Coast Press volumes begin with volume 48, 2006).