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Book: Community Archaeology in Israel/Palestine

Chapter: An Afterword on History, Archaeology and Heritage in Israel/Palestine

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44995


This brief afterword reflects critically and with a historical perspective on how community archaeology contributes both to handle the key relationship between archaeology and heritage in Israel/Palestine, and to the historical constructions of the most ancient (usually biblically related) past in the light of present communities of interpretation—be it religious, academic, secular, etc. Nationalist and political perspectives on heritage and archaeological practice should be transcended through properly inclusive modes of integrating the past of the region, which is in fact shared and multivocal.

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