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date: 26 June 2019

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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.

Keywords: community archaeology, archaeologists, communities, community approach, imperialist roots

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