SYMBIOTIC AND COMPLEMENTARY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT: AN EXAMINATION

Bertram B. B Mapunda

Abstract


In its general usage, the term history is multifaceted. It encompasses a number of frontages, including study (discipline), time, and value. These, in essence, are inseparable; reference to one usually incorporates the other two, whether explicitly or implicitly. It is on account of this multidimensionality that History as a discipline, relates to a number of other disciplines; Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management are two among many. The two disciplines, which themselves are also multifarious; interact with History in various aspects, including subject matter, temporality, methodology and theory. This paper examines the relationship between the three disciplines: History, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage Management to see why they should and how they can exist interdependently. It further identifies, potentially, what and how much each is expected to import from and export to the other two in order to maintain a symbiotic and complementary relationship. The paper, however cautions that reciprocity and mutual respect are central principles for sustainable interdisciplinarity.


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