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Dissertation

Valuing archaeology?

The past, present, and future for local people and archaeologists in Sudanese Nubia

Author
T. Fushiya
Date
02 December 2020
Links
Leiden Repository

This thesis explores the relationships between local people, archaeologists and Amara West, locally known as Abkanisa, located in Sudanese Nubia, northern Sudan. The analysis of the relationship aimed to understand the local values of the place and the power relations between local people and archaeologists in the post-colonial context. It argues how this relationship could be improved by dialogue that promotes increased human interactions, understanding different perspectives and exchanging knowledge and memories. This study contributes to decolonising archaeological and heritage practices by presenting a model for collaboration in archaeology.

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