Who Needs the Past?: Indigenous Values and Archaeology
This book offers a critique of the all pervasive Western notion that other communities often live in a timeless present. Who Needs the Past? provides first-hand evidence of the interest non-Western, non-academic communities have in the past.
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Who needs the past?
influences of home media and school
2 Inuit perceptions of the past
Hadzabe perceptions of their past
4 An 11 th century literary reference to prehistoric times in India
5 The valuation of time among the peasant population of the Alto Minho northwestern Portugal
6 Understanding Yolngu signs of the past
7 Geography and historical understanding in indigenous Colombia
10 Classical Greek attitudes to the past
3rd to 2nd millennium BC evidence
a synchronism between Puranic and archaeological evidence
Australian Aboriginal peiformances and the transmission of oral traditions
the intrusion of Europeans and consequent social change
15 The past as perceived by the Bali Nyonga people of Cameroon
16 Archaeology and oral traditions in the MitongoaAndrainjato area Betsileo region of Madagascar
17 Interpretations and uses of the past in modern Britain and Europe Why are people interested in the past? Do the experts know or care? A plea for ...
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12th dynasty 5th century BC Aboriginal African ancestors ancient anthropology archaeology Arnhem Land Assmann attitudes Australian Bali Nyonga Betsileo Britain caciques Cambridge Cameroon Cape York Peninsula century chronology clan Clunies Ross concepts context culture deﬁned deﬁnition discussion distant past dynasty Egyptian epoch ethnic minority European evidence example ﬁlms ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst Greek Guambiano Hadzabe Helck Hindu Hodder human ibid important Indians indigenous individual Institute interpretation Inuit king knowledge Krta land Layton literary living London manvantara Middle Kingdom modern Mununggurr museums myth needs the past Neolithic Old Kingdom oral traditions organization Otavalo Paez parents peasant people’s perceptions period Pina-Cabral political prehistory present recent record reference region resguardo ritual sacred sand sculpture signiﬁcance social society songs speciﬁc stone stories survey territorial texts Tierradentro Treta Yuga University Press values Wangarr Yolngu Yuga