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Rethinking Colonial Pasts through Archaeology$
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Neal Ferris, Rodney Harrison, and Michael V. Wilcox

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199696697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696697.001.0001

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Commentary

Commentary

The Archaeology of the Colonized and Global Archaeological Theory

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Rethinking Colonial Pasts through Archaeology
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Chris Gosden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696697.003.0023

This chapter discusses the archaeology of the colonised within the context of global archaeological theory. It stresses the need to avoid making a dichotomy between the coloniser and colonised, or Incomers and Indigenous. It also considers how colonialism alters people, values, and relations with other people and with things before concluding with a reflection on the gap in the broad general area of materiality and social ontologies.

Keywords:   archaeology, colonised, archaeological theory, coloniser, Incomers, Indigenous, colonialism, materiality, social ontologies

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