- The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology
- List of Contributors
- The Discipline of Archaeology
- The Formative Century, 1860–1960
- The Theoretical Scene, 1960–2000
- Into the Future
- Measuring the Passage of Time: Achievements and Challenges in Archaeological Dating
- Human Activity in a Spatial Context
- Data Collection by Excavation
- Mastering Materials
- The Nature of Humanness
- Early Hominids
- The Emergence of <i>Homo</i> Sapiens Sapiens
- The Neanderthals
- Peopling the World
- Hunters and Gatherers
- Early Farming and Domestication
- Studying Human Diet
- Cultural Complexity
- Trade and Interaction
- China: State Formation and Urbanization
- The Central Andean Region in Prehistory
- The Mediterranean and its Hinterland
- The Archaeology of Sub-Saharan Africa
- Pre-Islamic Central Asia
- The Circumpolar Zone
- East Asia
- The Pacific Islands
- North America
- South American Archaeology
- Indigenous Voices, Archaeology, and the Issue of Repatriation
- Sex and Gender
- Archaeological Representation: the Consumption and Creation of the Past
- Community Archaeology
- Subject Index
- Index of Personal Names: Includes all referenced authors.
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This article discusses the concept of community archaeology. It explains that community archaeology involves working with communities in ways that value their opinions and strive to meet their needs while also accomplishing archaeological goals and that the distinguishing feature of a community approach to archaeology lies in the nature of the relationships established between archaeologists and communities. It describes some of the wide range of work carried out under the rubric of community archaeology, with the aim of drawing out commonalities underlying diversity and highlighting the potential of the community approach to move archaeology beyond its nationalist, colonialist, and imperialist roots.
Yvonne Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Humanities, University of Southampton.
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