Who Needs the Past?: Indigenous Values and Archaeology by R. Layton

By R. Layton

This publication bargains a critique of the all pervasive Western thought that different groups usually reside in a undying current. Who wishes the Past? presents first-hand facts of the curiosity non-Western, non-academic groups have long ago.

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Durability of oral tradition How durable mayoral traditions be? There is no simple answer, both because it 14 INTRODUCTION is difficult to obtain independent evidence of their age and because durability is likely to depend on context (cf. Henige 1982, pp. 102-5). Firth was able to establish that oral traditions on Tikopia agreed 'very closely with the completely independent record of Dillon' made in 1825 (Firth 1961, p. 158). The Opies have shown, in a number of studies, that some European children's games have considerable antiquity (for example, Opie & Opie 1969, p.

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