Maya Cultural Heritage

Author: Patricia A. McAnany
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442241284
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Situated at the intersection of cultural heritage and local community, this book enlarges our understanding of the Indigenous peoples of southern México and northern Central America who became detached from “the ancient Maya” through colonialism, government actions, and early twentieth-century anthropological and archaeological research. Through grass-roots heritage programs, local communities are reconnecting with a much valorized but distant past. Maya Cultural Heritage explores how community programs conceived and implemented in a collaborative style are changing the relationship among, archaeological practice, the objects of archaeological study, and contemporary ethnolinguistic Mayan communities. Rather than simply describing Maya sites, McAnany concentrates on the dialogue nurtured by these participatory heritage programs, the new “heritage-scapes” they foster, and how the diverse Maya communities of today relate to those of the past.

Transforming Archaeology

Author: Sonya Atalay
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315416522
Size: 10,40 MB
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Archaeology for whom? The dozen well-known contributors to this innovative volume suggest nothing less than a transformation of the discipline into a service-oriented, community-based endeavor. They wish to replace the primacy of meeting academic demands with meeting the needs and values of those outside the field who may benefit most from our work. They insist that we employ both rigorous scientific methods and an equally rigorous critique of those practices to ensure that our work addresses real-world social, environmental, and political problems. A transformed archaeology requires both personal engagement and a new toolkit. Thus, in addition to the theoretical grounding and case materials from around the world, each contributor offers a personal statement of their goals and an outline of collaborative methods that can be adopted by other archaeologists.

Archaeological Sites

Author: Sharon Sullivan
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606061240
Size: 16,38 MB
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"Edited anthology of 73 previously published texts on the theory and practice of the conservation and management of archaeological sites"--Provided by publisher.

Warfare And Society

Author: Ton Otto
Editor: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Size: 12,75 MB
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Deals with the interrelationship between society and war seen through the analytical eyes of anthropologists and archaeologists. We need to have a better understanding of what war does to people and their societies. War produces change, and archaeologists and anthropologists are analytically equipped to pinpoint its direction, patterning, scale and content.

Anthropology News

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The Monte Verit Conference On Forest Survey Designs

Author: Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft
Size: 20,80 MB
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Ethical Issues In Archaeology

Author: Larry J. Zimmerman
Editor: Altamira Pr
Size: 18,82 MB
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Edited volume exploring key issues in ethics for archaeologists. Visit our website for sample chapters!