By A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

This publication analyses the problematics of archaeological historical past administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different elements of the realm the place the indigenous background is under-represented. The present-day administration of Canarian archaeological historical past has a really particular and weird context on condition that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and for this reason to the ecu Unión, yet geographically and when it comes to early heritage being a part of Africa. From a theoretical standpoint, then, the proposed booklet analyzes matters resembling the consequences of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological historical past. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural types used to research previous societies and, eventually, used to create identities that effect archaeological historical past administration itself. From a pragmatic viewpoint, the booklet offers an offer for boosting the archaeological background of the Canary Islands throughout the production of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples when it comes to the town of los angeles Laguna) and the energetic involvement of the local people. Parallel to this, the booklet considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a complex that's not targeted to this sector yet is an instance of negative indigenous history administration total. It demonstrates how the process background and the politics of the previous nonetheless have an over the top impression at the method during which the present-day archaeological historical past is interpreted and controlled. accordingly, this ebook presents a virtually precise chance for uncovering the heritage of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African quarter) and exploring colonial and international affects. in lots of methods it's a reflect of archaeological mainstreams and an workout in (re)thinking the purpose and standing of present-day archaeology.

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European authors between the fourteenth century and most of the seventeenth century were not interested in archaeological information regarding the indigenous Canarian world, inasmuch as the information they possessed referred to surviving native populations who were therefore ethnographic subjects rather than fossils. This explains why no studies were conducted in the Canary Islands similar to those produced by antiquarians in Europe (Trigger 2006, p. 22), in which research into (archaeological) material evidence supplemented studies based on written documents.

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