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An Archaeology of the Margins: Colonialism, Amazighity and by A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

By A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

This booklet analyses the problematics of archaeological historical past administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different elements of the realm the place the indigenous history is under-represented. The present-day administration of Canarian archaeological historical past has a truly particular and strange context provided that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and for that reason to the ecu Unión, yet geographically and when it comes to early heritage being a part of Africa. From a theoretical point of view, then, the proposed booklet analyzes concerns akin to the consequences of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological background. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural versions used to investigate previous societies and, finally, used to create identities that impression archaeological history administration itself. From a realistic viewpoint, the e-book offers a suggestion for boosting the archaeological background of the Canary Islands during the construction of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples in terms of the town of l. a. Laguna) and the lively involvement of the area people. Parallel to this, the publication considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a problematical that's not distinctive to this quarter yet is an instance of bad indigenous history administration total. It demonstrates how the process heritage and the politics of the previous nonetheless have an over the top impression at the approach within which the present-day archaeological history is interpreted and controlled. accordingly, this booklet offers a nearly designated chance for uncovering the background of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African sector) and exploring colonial and international impacts. 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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1997). Estudio sobre la Ley de Excavaciones yAntigüedades de 1911 y el reglamento para su aplicación de 1912. In G. Mora & M. ), La cristalización del pasado: génesis y desarrollo del marco institucional de la Arqueología en España. Actas del II Congreso Internacional de Historiografía de la Arqueología en España (pp. XVIII–XX), (pp. 423–429). Málaga: Servicio de publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Chapter 3 Archaeology and Dictatorship: The Centralization of Archaeological Heritage Management (1939–1975) The archaeology developed in the Canary Islands at the beginning of the twentieth century underwent a series of important changes that were crucial to its emergence as a scientific discipline.

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In Tenerife, which had a Natural History Museum with a large number of indigenous skulls and bone remains, several ceramic vessels, a millstone, and a mummy, and the Conde de la Vega Grande collection in Gran Canaria. Some years later, in 1874, the Tenerife scholar Anselmo J. Benítez founded the Villa Benítez Museum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Farrujia 2010, Chap. 3). In their time, these archaeological collections were considered museums, given that they were designed to be visited. However, although they contained some interesting items and archaeological remains from indigenous Canarian settlements, they should not be considered actual museums but simply collections of antiquities and curios assembled by their owners, who usually had no academic training, as Ramírez (1997, p.

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