The chapter outlines some key conclusions apparent from the collection of case studies in this edited volume, particularly regarding the highly variable, and sometimes minimal, impact of processes of colonialism on local or indigenous cultures. The argument briefly revisits other chapters’ conclusions about fluidity and variability in cross-cultural interaction. It ties this varability to modern conceptions of continuity and cultural change in ongoing struggles to reckon with the lasting impact of colonialism in modern nation states. And the chapter seeks to problematize archaeologists’ conceptual frameworks that employ key terms and data from prehistoric and historic, Western and non-Western case studies of colonialism. In doing so, it aims to extend the critique of archaeologies of colonialism beyond the regions, time periods, and cultural case studies included in this book.
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