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Authors: Trigger, Bruce B.
Title: Alternative archaeologies: nationalist, colonialist, imperialist
Date: 1984
Source: Man
Abstract: This article examines similarities and differences in the questions that prehistoric archaeologists ask and the answers that they are predisposed to accept as reasonable in different parts of the world and under changing social conditions. Archaeology is strongly influenced by the position that the countries and regions in which it is practised occupy within the modern world-system. Three basic types of archaeology are defined and examined: Nationalist, Colonialist, and Imperialist. The significance of these types for problems of objectivity in archaeology is examined briefly.
Date Created: 4/18/2011
Volume: 19
Number: 31
Page Start: 355
Page End: 370