By A. José Farrujia de la Rosa
This booklet analyses the problematics of archaeological background administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different components of the area the place the indigenous history is under-represented. The present-day administration of Canarian archaeological historical past has a truly particular and weird context provided that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and hence to the eu Unión, yet geographically and by way of early historical past being a part of Africa. From a theoretical viewpoint, then, the proposed e-book analyzes concerns resembling the results of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological background. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural versions used to research previous societies and, finally, used to create identities that impression archaeological background administration itself. From a pragmatic standpoint, the publication offers a suggestion for boosting the archaeological history of the Canary Islands during the production of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples with regards to the town of los angeles Laguna) and the energetic involvement of the area people. Parallel to this, the publication considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a troublesome that isn't precise to this zone yet is an instance of terrible indigenous history administration total. It demonstrates how the process heritage and the politics of the previous nonetheless have an over the top impact at the method within which the present-day archaeological history is interpreted and controlled. as a result, this e-book presents a virtually exact chance for uncovering the background of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African area) and exploring colonial and overseas 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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An Archaeology of the Margins: Colonialism, Amazighity and Heritage Management in the Canary Islands by A. José Farrujia de la Rosa