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Title: Archaeology and archaeological discourse in pre-Independence Malta
Authors: Rossi, Anna Maria
Keywords: Archaeology -- Philosophy
Archaeology -- Political aspects -- 20th century
Malta -- Antiquities -- Political aspects
Tas-Silg complex (Marsaxlokk, Malta)
Malta -- Politics and government -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Malta -- Politics and government -- History -- 1964-
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: The Archaeological Society
Citation: Rossi, A.M. (2017). Archaeology and archaeological discourse in pre-Independence Malta. Malta Archaeological Review, 11, 51-59
Abstract: This paper argues that the institution of the Missione Archeologica Italiana a Malta in 1963 is the offspring of the archaeological policies endorsed by the Nationalist Party (PN) that guided Malta to Independence. By looking at the archaeological debate in 1950s - early 1960s Malta this paper suggests that the revival of post-prehistoric studies by the Italians suited the cultural aspirations of the PN government and provided an effective answer to the colonial control of the discipline set out earlier by the British with the Malta Ancient Monuments Survey.
ISSN: 22248722
Appears in Collections:MAR, Issue 11 (2012/2013)
MAR, Issue 11 (2012/2013)

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