Decolonizing Indigenous Archaeology: Developments from Down Under

  title={Decolonizing Indigenous Archaeology: Developments from Down Under},
  author={Claire Smith and Clare Jackson},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={311 - 349}
If the past is never dead, as Faulkner asserts, then its fragments must pervade the present. The shards of the past insinuate themselves into what we see, and don’t see, value, and don’t value, subtly informing every gaze, every movement, every decision. The privileges we enjoy, or don’t enjoy, the inequities we fail to notice, or rail against, are the individual legacies of our shared pasts. Thus, a proper acknowledgment of history is basic to an understanding of the present circumstances of… Expand
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