By A. José Farrujia de la Rosa
This ebook analyses the problematics of archaeological history administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different components of the area the place the indigenous historical past is under-represented. The present-day administration of Canarian archaeological background has a truly particular and weird context provided that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and for that reason to the eu Unión, yet geographically and by way of early background being a part of Africa. From a theoretical viewpoint, then, the proposed ebook analyzes concerns akin to the results of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological historical past. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural types used to investigate previous societies and, finally, used to create identities that impact archaeological background administration itself. From a realistic viewpoint, the publication provides an offer for reinforcing the archaeological history of the Canary Islands during the production of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples with regards to town of los angeles Laguna) and the energetic involvement of the local people. Parallel to this, the publication considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a complicated that's not particular to this zone yet is an instance of bad indigenous history administration total. It demonstrates how the process heritage and the politics of the earlier nonetheless have an over the top effect at the method during which the present-day archaeological background is interpreted and controlled. consequently, this ebook presents a nearly distinctive chance for uncovering the heritage of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African sector) and exploring colonial and international affects. in lots of methods it's a reflect of archaeological mainstreams and an workout in (re)thinking the purpose and standing of present-day archaeology.
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