Historical Archaeology
360 Pages
English

Historical Archaeology

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Description

This volume offers lively current debates and case studies in historical archaeology selected from around the world, including North America, Latin America, Africa, the Pacific, and Europe.
  • Authored by 19 experts in the field.
  • Explores how historical archaeologists think about their work, piecing together information from both material culture and documents in an attempt to understand the lives of the people and societies they study.
  • Engages with current theory in an accessible manner.
  • Truly global in its approach but avoids subsuming local experiences of people into global patterns.
  • Summarizes not only the current state of historical archaeology, but also sets the course for the field in decades to come.

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Published 09 February 2009
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EAN13 9781405152341
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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Contents
List of FiguresNotes on ContributorsAcknowledgments
 1 Introduction: Archaeology of the Modern World W. SillimanMartin Hall and Stephen
Part I:
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Dimensions of Practice
Environments of History: Biological Dimensions of Historical Archaeology Stephen A. Mrozowski Material Culture and Text: Exploring the Spaces Within and Between Patricia Galloway The Place of Space: Architecture, Landscape, and Social Life Elizabeth P. Pauls Critical Archaeology: Politics Past and Present Matthew M. Palus, Mark P. Leone, and Matthew D. Cochran
Part II: Themes in Interpretation
 6 Engendered Archaeology: Men, Women, and Others Barbara L.Voss
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Ideology and the Material Culture of Life and Death Heather Burke Struggling with Labor, Working with Identities Stephen W. Silliman Exploring the Institution: Reform, Confinement, Social Change Lu Ann De Cunzo A Class All Its Own: Explorations of Class Formation and Conflict LouAnn Wurst
Part III: World Systems and Local Living
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Conquistadors, Plantations, and Quilombo: Latin America in Historical Archaeological Context Pedro Paulo A. Funari Gold, Black Ivory, and Houses of Stone: Historical Archaeology in Africa Innocent Pikirayi Becoming American: Small Things Remembered Diana DiPaolo Loren and Mary C. Beaudry Mission, Gold, Furs, and Manifest Destiny: Rethinking an Archaeology of Colonialism for Western North America Kent G. Lightfoot Pacific Encounters, or Beyond the Islands of History Jane Lydon The Tide Reversed: Prospects and Potentials for a Postcolonial Archaeology of Europe Matthew Johnson
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