By A. José Farrujia de la Rosa
This booklet analyses the problematics of archaeological history administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different components of the realm the place the indigenous history is under-represented. The present-day administration of Canarian archaeological historical past has a truly particular and strange context provided that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and consequently to the ecu Unión, yet geographically and by way of early historical past being a part of Africa. From a theoretical standpoint, then, the proposed booklet analyzes concerns comparable to the results of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological history. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural versions used to investigate earlier societies and, finally, used to create identities that impact archaeological background administration itself. From a realistic viewpoint, the ebook provides an offer for reinforcing the archaeological background of the Canary Islands during the production of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples on the subject of the town of l. a. Laguna) and the energetic involvement of the area people. Parallel to this, the publication considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a tricky that isn't special to this sector yet is an instance of bad indigenous historical past administration total. It demonstrates how the process heritage and the politics of the prior nonetheless have an over the top effect at the manner within which the present-day archaeological history is interpreted and controlled. consequently, this publication offers a nearly targeted chance for uncovering the background of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African zone) and exploring colonial and overseas 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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The Gabinete also housed collections donated by, among others, Sr. Lebrun and Juan de la Puerta Canseco. Among members of the Gabinete, special mention should be made of Juan Bethencourt Alfonso, Rosendo García Ramos, and Carlos Pizarroso y Belmonte, due to the 34 2 The Invention of Canarian Prehistory and Early Archaeological. . Fig. 5 Gregorio Chil y Naranjo in the Anthropology Room at El Museo Canario at the end of the nineteenth century. Photograph: El Museo Canario contributions they made to the study of the indigenous Canarian world.
1 Excessive government intervention in economic affairs led to the definitive suspension of the free port system and the substitution of European capital with capital from the mainland. The archipelago was therefore forced to seek supplies from the mainland market, which were much more expensive, at a time when its capital was being drained by the state. Self-sufficiency, in this sense, limited purchases from foreign markets and favored a second conquest of the island market by a Hispanic capitalism that had previously had an insignificant presence due to its inability to compete with the foreign supply.
Accessed 29 Jan 2013. Chapter 2 The Invention of Canarian Prehistory and Early Archaeological Heritage Management in the Nineteenth Century (1868–1936) At the end of the seventeenth century, following the gradual disappearance of the indigenous Canarians and their culture, their legacy began to be viewed from an archaeological rather than an ethnographic perspective, as previously noted. 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.