A structure and process for ‘working beyond the site’ in a commercial context: A case study from Dunsborough, southwest Western Australia

01st December 2011

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Archaeologists, traditional owners and field school students working together (published in Australian Archaeology 73:29).

David R. Guilfoyle, Wayne Webb, Toni Webb and Myles Mitchell

This paper examines the benefits of collaborative Indigenous archaeologies embedded through all phases of a commercial archaeology project. A community-based structure ensures a multifaceted level of investigation without demanding any additional resources upon the client, and a place-based approach to documenting and incorporating the range of values associated with archaeological heritage delivers multiple, positive outcomes. The paper outlines the community-based management structure and methodology within which the archaeologists operate, ultimately providing for an effective platform for research, conservation and management. At an operational level this necessarily entails a process for working beyond the site to fully integrate traditional and archaeological understandings of interconnected cultural landscapes.

Guilfoyle, David R., Wayne Webb, Toni Webb & Myles Mitchell
A structure and process for ‘working beyond the site’ in a commercial context: A case study from Dunsborough, southwest Western Australia
2011
73
25-32
Article
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