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date: 16 July 2019

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This article focuses on efforts to promote formal teaching of archaeology, especially at primary and secondary levels. It stresses that an integrated strategy towards archaeology and education, that exploits different opportunities, develops resources and methods appropriate to different learning ages, constituencies and contexts, and which deploys the different elements so as to complement each other, is likely to be the most successful. The discussion on educational archaeology examines developments in South Africa. It suggests that archaeology departments and divisions at African universities need to include educational archaeologists on their staff so as to better link the two disciplines, provide a critical approach to the way in which archaeology is taught at university level, and determine how it is being implemented at school level.

Keywords: African archaeology, teaching archaeology, South Africa, educational archaeology

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