Etnoarqueología y arte rupestre: potencial, perspectivas y ética

  • Inés Domingo ICREA. Universitat de Barcelona. SERP. Secció de Prehistòria i Arqueologia (España)
  • Claire Smith Flinders University. Department of Archaeology (Australia)
  • S.K. May ANU (The Australian National University). School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Canberra (Australia)
Palabras clave: Etnoarqueologia, Arte rupestre, Ética, Australia.

Resumen

Este artículo reflexiona de manera crítica sobre el potencial de la investigación etnoarqueológica para contribuir a la comprensión de los procesos de creación y el uso del arte rupestre. A diferencia de la mayor parte de los estudios arqueológicos, centrados en el estudio de materiales y objetos separados de sus autores desde hace mucho tiempo, la investigación etnoarqueológica implica trabajar con personas y restos contemporáneos y requiere una atención a sensibilidades culturales que pueden ser notablemente distintas a las del investigador. Por ello, también reflexionaremos sobre las implicaciones éticas y metodológicas de este tipo de investigación, que a nuestro juicio pueden resultar particularmente relevantes para los investigadores españoles, dada la falta de formación etnoarqueológica de las universidades españolas. Las reflexiones presentadas en este artículo son fruto de una larga experiencia colaborando y aprendiendo de los Ancianos y de los artistas de varias comunidades Aborígenes situadas en el oeste de la Tierra de Arnhem y en la región de Barunga (Territorio del Norte, Australia).

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Domingo, I., Smith, C., & May, S. (1). Etnoarqueología y arte rupestre: potencial, perspectivas y ética. Complutum, 28(2), 285-305. https://doi.org/10.5209/CMPL.58431