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This ebook analyses the problematics of archaeological history administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different components 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 weird context provided that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and as a result to the eu Unión, yet geographically and when it comes to early background being a part of Africa. From a theoretical viewpoint, then, the proposed booklet analyzes matters comparable to the consequences of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological background. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural types used to research prior societies and, eventually, used to create identities that effect archaeological background administration itself. From a realistic standpoint, the publication offers an offer for reinforcing the archaeological historical past of the Canary Islands during the construction of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples with regards to town of l. a. Laguna) and the energetic involvement of the local people. Parallel to this, the ebook considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a complex that's not special to this zone yet is an instance of terrible indigenous background administration total. It demonstrates how the process heritage and the politics of the earlier nonetheless have an over the top effect at the method during which the present-day archaeological background is interpreted and controlled. accordingly, this publication offers a virtually specific chance for uncovering the historical past of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African quarter) and exploring colonial and overseas affects. 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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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.

With regard to this fact, it should be borne in mind that megalithic monuments (dolmens and tombs)— one of the first prehistoric phenomena to attract the attention of enthusiasts—were frequently confused in the nineteenth century with merely unstable stones and natural cavities, while at the same time the wildest theories emerged to explain their existence. From this it may be deduced that in the era in which Chil and Bethencourt were writing there was no empirical capacity to distinguish between anthropic megalithic structures and simple nonanthropic geological formations (Farrujia 2002, p.

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