Community Archaeology

Community archaeology is archaeology by the people for the people. The field is also known as public archaeology. There is debate about whether the terms are interchangeable; some believe that community archaeology is but one form of public archaeology, which can include many other modes of practice, in addition what is described here. The design, goals, involved communities, and methods in community archaeology projects vary greatly, but there are two general aspects found in all community archaeology projects. First, community archaeology involves communities "in the planning and carrying out of research projects that are of direct interest to them". Second, community archaeologists generally believe they are making an altruistic difference. Many scholars on the subject have argued that community collaboration does not have a pre-set method to follow. Although not found in every project, there are a number of recurring purposes and goals in community archaeology. Similarities are also found in different countries and regions—due to commonalities in archaeological communities, laws, institutions, and types of communities. It has also been suggested that public archaeology can be defined in a broad sense as the production and consumption of archaeological ‘commodities’.

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Public Archaeology
... Community archaeology is archaeology by the people for the people ... The field is also known as public archaeology ... are interchangeable some believe that community archaeology is but one form of public archaeology, which can include many other modes of practice, in ...
Public Archaeology - See Also - Links To Community Archaeology Projects - United States
... Archaeological Legacy Institute http//www.archaeologychannel.org/about.html Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora in Texas, Maryland http//www.heritage.umd.edu/chrsweb/Texas_MD/Texas_Overview.htm Community ... Kenai Fjords Oral History and Archaeology Project http//www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/alaska_kenai.html Levi Jordan Plantation Home Page http//www.webarchaeology.com/html/Default ...
Public Archaeology - See Also - Community Archaeology Academic Programs
... Binghamton University Community Archaeology Program http//cap.binghamton.edu/ Bishop Grossteste University, M.A in Community Archaeology http//www.bishopg.ac.uk/?_id=10513 Indiana University Bloomington, The ...
Public Archaeology - Community Archaeology By Country - Community Archaeology Outside of The United States, The United Kingdom, and Australia
... Hundreds, if not thousands, of community archaeology projects have occurred throughout the world—including in Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, the People's Republic of Bangladesh, South Africa ... would greatly appreciate if scholars, students, or members of communities affiliated with Community Archaeology projects would contribute to this page ...

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