Chapter

Historical Legacies

in Facts on the Ground

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780226001944
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226002156 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226002156.003.0008
Historical Legacies

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This chapter examines the multiple historical understandings and national communities that are enacted within the designs of archaeological museums and sites. And by focusing on museum designs and archaeological tours, the distinctions, tensions, and continuities between sacred and secular (colonial-)national-histories, between living and dead monuments are made apparent. It is important both to consider signs of struggle that disquiet the impression of a (more) singular and coherent project of settler nationhood and, at the same time, to trace historical legacies that endure in myriad ways.

Keywords: national communities; historical legacy; archaeological museums; archaeological sites; national history; settler nationhood

Chapter.  14451 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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