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vii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
265 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
255 pages ; 28 cm
Green Library
157 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 226 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: For a more capacious history of archaeology / Benjamin Anderson and Felipe Rojas
  • Part I. Comparison and its limits
  • Archaeophilia : a diagnosis and ancient case studies / Felipe Rojas
  • The virtues of oblivion : Africa and the people without antiquarianism / Alfredo González-Ruibal
  • Part II. Contact in the Americas
  • Las relaciones mediterratlánticas: comparative antiquarianism and everyday archaeologies in Castile and Spanish America, 1575-1586 / Byron Ellsworth Hamann
  • Ancient artifice : the production of antiquity and the social roles of ruins in the heartland of the Inca empire / Steve Kosiba
  • Inventing the antiquities of new Spain : Motolinía and the Mexican antiquarian traditions / Giuseppe Marcocci
  • Part III. Contact in Ottoman lands
  • Rivaling Elgin : Ottoman governors and archaeological agency in the Morea / Emily Neumeier
  • "...That we trusted not to Arab notions of archaeology" : reading the grand narrative Against the grain / Eva-Maria Troelenberg
  • Forgetting Athens / Benjamin Anderson
  • Coda: Not for lumpers only / Peter N. Miller.
Antiquarianism and collecting have been associated intimately with European imperial and colonial enterprises, although both existed long before the early modern period and both were (and continue to be) practiced in places other than Europe. Scholars have made significant progress in the documentation and analysis of indigenous antiquarian traditions, but the clear-cut distinction between "indigenous" and "colonial" archaeologies has obscured the intense and dynamic interaction between these seemingly different endeavours. This book concerns the divide between local and foreign antiquarianisms focusing on case studies drawn primarily from the Mediterranean and the Americas. Both regions host robust pre-modern antiquarian traditions that have continued to develop during periods of colonialism. In both regions, moreover, colonial encounters have been mediated by the antiquarian practices and preferences of European elites. The two regions also exhibit salient differences. For example, Europeans claimed the "antiquities" of the eastern Mediterranean as part of their own, "classical, " heritage, whereas they perceived those of the Americas as essentially alien, even as they attempted to understand them by analogy to the classical world. These basic points of comparison and contrast provide a framework for conjoint analysis of the emergence of hybrid or cross-bred antiquarianisms. Rather than assuming that interest in antiquity is a human universal, this book explores the circumstances under which the past itself is produced and transformed through encounters between antiquarian traditions over common objects of interpretation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785706844 20170907
Green Library
xxi, 250 pages ; 21 cm
The destruction of ancient monuments and artworks by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has shocked observers worldwide. Yet iconoclastic erasures of the past date back at least to the mid-1300s BCE, during the Amarna Period of ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. Far more damage to the past has been inflicted by natural disasters, looters, and public works. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) analyzes continuing threats to our heritage, and offers a balanced account of treaties and laws governing the circulation of objects; the history of collecting antiquities; how forgeries are made and detected; how authentic works are documented, stored, dispersed, and displayed; the politics of sending antiquities back to their countries of origin; and the outlook for an expanded legal market. Anderson provides a summary of challenges ahead, including the future of underwater archaeology, the use of drones, remote sensing, and how invisible markings on antiquities will allow them to be traced. Written in question-and-answer format, the book equips readers with a nuanced understanding of the legal, practical, and moral choices that face us all when confronting antiquities in a museum gallery, shop window, or for sale on the Internet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190614935 20170919
Green Library
xxii, 585 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The Development of Archaeological Chemistry-- Analytical Techniques Applied to Archaeological-- Obsidian Characterization in the Eastern Mediterranean-- The Geochemistry of Clays and the Provenance of Ceramics-- The Chemistry, Corrosion and Provenance of Archaeological Glass-- The Chemical Study of Metals - the Medieval and Later Brass Industry in Europe-- The Chemistry and Use of Resinous Substances-- Amino Acid Stereochemistry and the First Americans-- Lead Isotope Geochemistry and the Trade in Metals-- Proteins: Haemoglobin, Immunochemistry, and Proteomics-- The Chemistry of Human Bone: Diet, Nutrition, Status and Mobility-- The Detection of Small Biomolecules: Dairy Products in the Archaeological Record-- Summary - Whiter Archaeological Chemistry?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782624264 20170605
The use of chemistry in archaeology can help archaeologists answer questions about the nature and origin of the many organic and inorganic finds recovered through excavation, providing valuable information about the social history of humankind. This textbook tackles the fundamental issues in chemical studies of archaeological materials. Examining the most widely used analytical techniques in archaeology, the third edition of this comprehensive textbook features a new chapter on proteomics, capturing significant developments in protein recognition for dating and characterisation. The textbook has been updated to encompass the latest developments in the field. The textbook explores several archaeological investigations in which chemistry has been employed in tracing the origins of or in studying artefacts, and includes chapters on obsidian, ceramics, glass, metals and resins. It is an essential companion to students in archaeological science and chemistry, as well as to archaeologists, and those involved in conserving human artefacts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782624264 20170605
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xvii, 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • 1 The Archaeological Research Process 2 The Archaeological Record 3 Measurement and Sampling 4 Survey Methods and Strategies 5 Excavation Methods and Strategies 6 Recordkeeping 7 Dating Archaeological Materials 8 Lithic Analysis 9 Ceramic Analysis 10 Floral and Faunal Analysis 11 Presenting Results 12 Historic Preservation and the Practice of Archaeology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629583426 20170907
This updated edition of Archaeological Research introduces the basic methods of archaeological research, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as a consideration of the state of archaeology today. New to the Second Edition is updated information on geographic information systems and remote sensing strategies, and a greatly expanded discussion of practices in cultural resource management archaeology. This popular, concise textbook * explores various research methods, analytical techniques, legal and ethical issues facing archaeologists; * includes discussions of the archaeological process and record, sampling and research design, survey and excavation methods and strategies, recordkeeping, analysis, archaeological dating, presenting results, and research opportunities; * is an excellent text for undergraduate students in basic archaeology courses, field methods courses, and field schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629583426 20170907
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xvi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • An introduction to contemporary archaeological theory : confronting dualisms
  • Beyond paradigms : a potted history of archaeological thought
  • Between thoughts and things : theorising practice and agency
  • Situating things in society : identity and personhood
  • Secret lives of things : object agency and biography
  • Things make people? : considering materiality, phenomenology, experience and entanglement
  • Mediating the world : archaeological semiotics
  • Finding symmetry : actor-network-theory and new materialism
  • Multi-species archaeology : people, plants and animals
  • "Others" : postcolonialism, the ontological turn and colonised things
  • On breaking walls and building relations : a conclusion.
Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium provides an account of the changing world of archaeological theory and a challenge to more traditional narratives of archaeological thought. It charts the emergence of the new emphasis on relations as well as engaging with other current theoretical trends and the thinkers archaeologists regularly employ. Bringing together different strands of global archaeological theory and placing them in dialogue, the book explores the similarities and differences between different contemporary trends in theory while also highlighting potential strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Written in a way to maximise its accessibility, in direct contrast to many of the sources on which it draws, Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium is an essential guide to cutting-edge theory for students and for professionals wishing to reacquaint themselves with this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138888715 20170821
Green Library
x, 190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclikova 1. Introduction Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclikova SECTION 1 - Value of the Unwanted 2. Wastes and Values Joshua Reno 3. Purity and Holy Dumps of Garbage: Organising Rubbish Disposal in the Middle and Late Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin Laura Dietrich 4. Nightman's Muck, Gong Farmer's Treasure: Local Differences in the Clearing-Out of Cesspits in the Low Countries, 1600 - 1900 Roos van Oosten SECTION 2 - Social Practice: Consumption and Differentiation 5. Waste, Very Much a Social Practice Anders Hogberg 6. One Man's Trash: How the Excavation of Copenhagen's Moat is revealing Valuable Information about the City's 17th Century Population Ed Lyne & Camilla Haarby Hansen 7. Cesspits and Finds: Study of Waste Management and its Social Significance in Medieval Tartu, Estonia Arvi Haak 8. Recyclable Waste as a Marker of Everyday Life Routine Lenka Brunclikova SECTION 3 - Positioning Waste: Spatial Nature of Waste 9. Waste Wanted: No Space without Time and Place Sabine Wolfram 10. Neolithic Settlement Space: Waste, Deposition and Identity Petr Kvetina & Jaroslav Ridky 11. The Detritus of Life and Death: Re-evaluating Perceptions of Rubbish on an Irish Late Bronze Age Enclosure Cliodhna Ni Lionain 12. Heterotopias behind the Fence: Landfills as Relational Emplacements Daniel Sosna Afterword Claudia Theune.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785703270 20170814
Waste represents a category of `things', which is familiar and ubiquitous but rarely reflected in archaeological and cultural studies. Perception of waste changes over time and practices associated with waste vary. The ambiguity of waste challenges traditional archaeological approaches that take advantage of refuse to infer past behaviour. Recent developments in research in the social sciences and humanities indicate that waste offers many more dimensions for exploration. This interdisciplinary book brings together scholars who demonstrate the potential of research into waste for understanding humans, non-humans and their inter-relations. In 12 chapters the authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between waste and identity in early agricultural settlements to the perception of contemporary nuclear waste. Although archaeological approaches dominate the contributions, there are also chapters that represent the results of anthropological and historical research. The book is structured into three main sections that explore the relationship between waste and three domains of interest: value, social differentiation, and space. Archaeologies of Waste will interest archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and other readers intrigued by the potential of things, which were left behind, to shed light on social life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785703270 20170814
Green Library
xxvi, 508 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Figures and TablesAbout The AuthorsPrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Context of Archaeological Fieldwork2. Designing Your Project3. Maps and Navigation4. Recording Landscapes5. Recording Sites6. Archaeological Surveying7. Principles of Archaeological Photography8. Surface Collection and Excavation9. Recording Artefacts10. Cultural Heritage Values and SignificanceAppendix 1. The relationship between scale, measurement and the size of a feature on a drawn planAppendix 2. Archaeological toolkitsAppendix 3. Sample recording formsAppendix 4. Rim diameter chart for historic ceramicsAppendix 5. Guides to dating common historical artefactsAppendix 6. Nic Grguric's guide to dating firearms-relatedAppendix 7. Guidelines for producing technical reportsReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781743318065 20171009
In one volume here is everything you need to conduct fieldwork in archaeology. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook is designed for every kind of archaeological practice, from simple site recordings to professional consultancies and anyone who wants to record heritage sites responsibly.This hands-on manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to undertake and successfully complete fieldwork in all fields of archaeology, from Indigenous to historical to landscape work. Charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams clearly illustrate how to design, fund, research, map, record, interpret, photograph and write up your fieldwork.This second edition is updated throughout and incorporates strategies for digital data capture, improved methods, recent legislation and more affordable technologies for surveying and photography. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook remains the ultimate resource for consultants, teachers, students, community groups and anyone involved in heritage fieldwork.'An essential aid for beginners and professionals.' - Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney'This volume has become the standard for archaeological field training ...A must for students, professionals and community groups. ' - Martin Gibbs, Professor of Archaeology, University of New England'It is absolutely the 'go to' field manual for archaeologists whatever their level within the profession.' - Jane Balme, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Western Australia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781743318065 20171009
Green Library
xiv, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Correlation is Not Enough - Building Better Arguments in the Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions Daniel A. Contreras Case Studies 2. Convergence and Divergence as Problems of Explanation In Land Use Histories - Two Mexican Examples Aleksander Borejsza and Arthur A. Joyce Alluvial geoarchaeology 3. From the river to the fields: the contribution of micromorphology to the study of hydro-agrosystems in semi-arid environments (Phoenix, Arizona) Louise Purdue Micromorphology and agrosystems 4. Regional Climate, Local Paleoenvironment, and Early Cultivation in the middle Wadi el-Hasa, Jordan Daniel A. Contreras and Cheryl Makarewicz Paleolandscape Reconstruction in Archaeology 5. Human-Environment Interactions through the Epipalaeolithic of Eastern Jordan Matthew D. Jones, Lisa Maher, Tobias Richter, Danielle Macdonald, and Louise Martin Integrating archaeological and palaeoenvironmental data through on-site and off-site stratigraphy 6. Living on the Edge: Pre-Columbian Habitation of the Desert Periphery of the Chicama Valley, Peru Ari Caramanica and Michele Koons Landscape Paleobotany 7. A fine-grained analysis of terra preta formation: understanding causality through microartifactual and chemical indices in the Central Amazon Anna T. Browne Ribeiro Pedology for Archaeology 8. External Impacts on Internal Dynamics: Effects of Paleoclimatic and Demographic Variability on Acorn Exploitation along the Central California Coast Brian F. Codding and Terry L. Jones Spatially Explicit Behavioral Ecology 9. Describing Microenvironments Used for Nomadic Pastoralist Habitation Sites: Explanatory Tools for Surfaces, Places, and Networks Joshua Wright Simple Suitability Rasters as Tools for Archaeological Discovery 10. Soil Geochemistry and the Role of Nutrient Values in Understanding Archaic State Formation: A Case Study from Kaupo, Maui, Hawaiian Islands Alexander Baer Soil Geochemical Analyses in Archaeology Discussion 11. Epilogue Frances Hayashida.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138901735 20170130
The impacts of climate change on human societies, and the roles those societies themselves play in altering their environments, appear in headlines more and more as concern over modern global climate change intensifies. Increasingly, archaeologists and paleoenvironmental scientists are looking to evidence from the human past to shed light on the processes which link environmental and cultural change. Establishing clear contemporaneity and correlation, and then moving beyond correlation to causation, remains as much a theoretical task as a methodological one. This book addresses this challenge by exploring new approaches to human-environment dynamics and confronting the key task of constructing arguments that can link the two in concrete and detailed ways. The contributors include researchers working in a wide variety of regions and time periods, including Mesoamerica, Mongolia, East Africa, the Amazon Basin, and the Island Pacific, among others. Using methodological vignettes from their own research, the contributors explore diverse approaches to human-environment dynamics, illustrating the manifold nature of the subject and suggesting a wide variety of strategies for approaching it. This book will be of interest to researchers and scholars in Archaeology, Paleoenvironmental Science, Ecology, and Geology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138901735 20170130
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xxiv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Evaluating myths, sagas, and legends
  • Debunking the "lost races" myth
  • Did the Norse beat Columbus to the Americas?
  • King Solomon's mines
  • Complementing historical evidence
  • The Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley
  • The "poor" potter of Yorktown, Virginia
  • Nuclear archaeology in the Nevada desert
  • Enhancing cultural tourism and heritage awareness
  • Mount Vernon and George Washington's whiskey distillery
  • Kourion, a Roman town in Cyprus
  • The World Heritage site of Stonehenge
  • Collaborating with communities
  • The Levi Jordan plantation project
  • The Ozette Site and the Makah Indian Nation
  • Thurstan Shaw and Nigeria's enigmatic bronzes
  • Pursuing an activist agenda
  • Remembering the Ludlow Massacre
  • Advocating for homeless people
  • Promoting the electric car revival
  • Reviving ancient technologies
  • Chipped stone scalpels
  • Raised-field agriculture in the Andes
  • Ancient pots and modern potters in the American Southwest
  • Managing cultural resources
  • Federal agencies and cultural resource management
  • Tribal archaeology : the Seminole Indians of Florida
  • Archaeology in the city of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Participating in judicial and diplomatic processes
  • California Indians v. United States
  • Antiquities acts and the looting of the GE Mound
  • The international antiquities trade
  • Doing fieldwork in a forensic context
  • Solving a murder in the Midlands of England
  • A Nazi-era mass grave in Ukraine
  • Recovery of missing American military personnel
  • Expanding the social sciences
  • The Garbage Project
  • The "material-culture turn" in the social sciences
  • Undocumented migrants face the Arizona desert
  • Contributing to the physical sciences and engineering
  • The mysterious pigment : Maya blue
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Nuclear waste disposal
  • Bolstering biological sciences
  • Origin of the domesticated sunflower
  • The pygmy rabbit and applied zooarchaeology
  • Microbiota of the human gut and coprolites
  • Furnishing tools for environmental sciences
  • Tree-ring dating and dendroclimatology
  • Dating Sunset Crater
  • Mass extinctions of animals : the human role
  • Revealing our prehistoric past
  • In the beginning
  • From foragers to farmers
  • The urban revolution.
What is the social value of archaeological research to present-day society? Michael Schiffer answers this question with forty-three case studies from a global perspective to demonstrate archaeology's diverse scientific and humanistic contributions. Drawing on nearly five decades of research, he delivers fascinating yet nontechnical discussions that provide a deeper understanding of what archaeologists do and why they do it.From reconstructing human evolution and behavior in prehistoric times to providing evidence that complements recorded history or debunks common legends, archaeologists help us understand our human past. They have also played crucial roles in developing techniques essential for the investigation of climate change along with tools for environmental reconstruction. Working for cities, tribes, and federal agencies, archaeologists manage cultural resources and testify in court. In forensic contexts, archaeological expertise enables the gathering of critical evidence.With engaging and lively prose, Archaeology's Footprints brings to life a full panorama of contributions that have had an impact on modern society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781607815334 20170410
Green Library
229 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
504 pages : many illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxii, 486 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Provides data and information that can be used for comparative analysis and as a foundation for further exploration. Inviting research from various geographic, cultural, and temporal locales from around the globe, the editors present a complex snapshot of the past."-Anne L. Grauer, editor of A Companion to Paleopathology Drawing upon wide-ranging studies of prehistoric human remains from Europe, northern Africa, Asia, and the Americas, this groundbreaking volume unites physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and economists to explore how social structure can be reflected in the human skeleton. Contributors identify many ways in which social, political, and economic inequality have affected health, disease, metabolic insufficiency, growth, and well-being. The volume makes a strong case for a broader integration of bioarchaeology with mortuary archaeology as its distinctive approaches offer new ways to look at power, resources, social organization, and the shape of human lives over time and across cultures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813062235 20170515
Green Library
xviii, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface - Charlotte Roberts 1. Introduction William Southwell-Wright, Rebecca Gowland and Lindsay Powell Section 1: Care and the Life Course 2. Childcare in the Past Mary Lewis 3. The "Terrible Tyranny of the Majority": Recognising Population Variability and Individual Agency in Past Infant Feeding Practices Ellen Kendall 4.-Precious Things: Examining the Status and Care of Children in Late Medieval England Through the analysis of Cultural and Biological Markers Heidi Dawson 5. "That Tattered Coat Upon a Stick the Ageing Body": Evidence for Elder Marginalisation and Abuse in Roman Britain Rebecca L. Gowland Section 2: Care Impairment and Disability 6. The Palaeolithic Compassion Debate - Alternative Projections of Modern Day Disability into the Distant Past Nick Thorpe 7. Setting the Scene for an Evolutionary Approach to Care in Prehistory: A Historical and Philosophical Journey David Doat 8. "A Long Waiting for Death": Dependency and the Care of the Disabled in a Nineteenth Century Asylum Shawn Phillips 9 Prayers and Poultices: Medieval Health Care at the Isle of May, Scotland. C. AD 430-1580 Marlo Willows Section 3: Animal and Plant Evidence for Care 10. Towards a Zooarchaeology of Animal 'Care' Richard Thomas 11. Rare Secrets of Physicke: Insect Medicaments in Historical Western Society Gary King 12. Conclusion Lindsay Powell, William Southwell-Wright, Rebecca Gowland.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785703355 20170814
Care-giving is an activity that has been practiced by all human societies. From the earliest societies through to the present, all humans have faced choices regarding how people in positions of dependency are to be treated. As such, care-giving, and the form it takes, is a central experience of being a human and one that is culturally mediated. Archaeology has tended to marginalise the study of care, and debates surrounding our ability to recognise it within the archaeological record have often remained implicit rather than a focus of discussion. These 12 papers examine the topic of care in past societies and specifically how we might recognise the provision of care in archaeological contexts and to open up an inter-disciplinary conversation, including historical, bioarchaeological, faunal and philosophical perspectives. The topic of 'care' is examined through three different strands: the provision of care throughout the life course, namely that provided to the youngest and oldest members of a society; care-giving and attitudes towards impairment and disability in prehistoric and historic contexts, and the role of animals as both recipients of care and as tools for its provision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785703355 20170814
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xvii, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Transcending conquest: bioarchaeological perspectives on conquest and culture contact for the twenty-first century / Melissa S. Murphy and Haagen D. Klaus
  • Life, death, and mortuary practices after contact and colonialism
  • Exhuming differences and continuities after colonialism at Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru / Melissa S. Murphy, Maria Fernanda Boza, and Catherine Gaither
  • New Kingdom Egyptian colonialism in Nubia at the third cataract: a diachronic examination of sociopolitical transition (1750-650 B.C.) / Michele R. Buzon and Stuart Tyson Smith
  • Escaping conquest? A first look at regional cultural and biological variation in postcontact Eten, Peru / Haagen D. Klaus and Rosabella Alvarez-Calderón
  • The social structuring of biological stress in contact-era Spanish Florida: a bioarchaeological case
  • Study from Santa Catalina de Guale, St. Catherines Island, Georgia / Lauren A. Winkler, Clark Spencer Larsen, Victor D. Thompson, Paul W. Sciulli, Dale L. Hutchinson, David Hurst Thomas, Elliot H. Blair, and Matthew C. Sanger
  • Frontiers, colonial entanglements, and diversity
  • Living on the edge: Maya identity and skeletal biology on the Spanish frontier / Amanda R. Harvey, Marie Elaine Danforth, and Mark N. Cohen
  • Double coloniality in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: a bioarchaeological and historiographical approach to Selk?nam demographics and health (La Candelaria Mission, late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) / Ricardo A. Guichón, Romina Casali, Pamela García Laborde, Melisa A. Salerno, and Rocío Guichón
  • Impacts of imperial interests on health and economy in the Byzantine Near East / Megan A. Perry
  • Imperialism and physiological stress in Rome, first to third centuries A.D. / Kristina Killgrove
  • The body and identity under colonialism
  • Survival and abandonment of indigenous head-shaping practices in Iberian America after European contact / Vera Tiesler and Pilar Zabala
  • A glimpse of the ancient régime in the French colonies: a consideration of ancestry and health at the Moran site (22hr511), Biloxi, Mississippi / Marie Elaine Danforth, Danielle N. Cook, J. Lynn Funkhouser, Barbara T. Hester, and Heather Guzik
  • Effects of colonialism from the perspective of craniofacial variation: comparing case studies involving African populations / Isabelle Ribot, Alan G. Morris, and Emily S. Renschler
  • Hybridity? change? continuity? survival? biodistance and the identity of colonial burials from Magdalena de Cao Viejo, Chicama Valley, Peru / Alejandra Ortiz, Melissa S. Murphy, Jason Toohey, and Catherine Gaither
  • The bioarchaeology of colonialism: past perspectives and future prospects / Christopher M. Stojanowski.
Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed represents a new generation of contact and colonialism studies, expanding upon a traditional focus on the health of conquered peoples toward how extraordinary biological and political transformations are incorporated into the human body, reflecting behavior, identity, and adaptation. These globally diverse case studies demonstrate that the effects of conquest reach farther than was ever thought before-to both the colonized and the colonizers. Cultural exchange occurred between both groups, transforming social identities, foodways, and social structures at points of contact and beyond. Contributors to this volume analyze skeletal remains and burial patterns from never-before-studied regions in the Americas to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, resulting in a new synthesis of historical archaeology and bioarchaeology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813060750 20170306
Green Library
xix, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Part I: Backdrop to Heritage Meanings 1: Prelude to the Unexpected 2: Setting, Place, and Heritage Part II: A Biography of a Local Heritage Initiative 3: Disorientation and Recuperation: Relearning Heritage in Katuruka Village 4: Grassroots Heritage Work in Action 5: Spitting Pearls: Agendas for Community Research and Heritage Performance are Realized 6: Euphoria, Cargo Cult Expectations, and Hard Reality 7: Commentary: Fitting Buhaya into Global Perspectives Part III: Community Research Findings 8: HIV/AIDS, The Living, and Memory 9: Intangible Heritage: Hope Lost over Erased Ethical Values 10: Commentary: Reflections on Human Rights, Senses of Place, and Heritage 11: Heritage Lost, Heritage Regained 12: Androcentric Perspectives, Subaltern Conundrums, and Learning from Snakes 13: Njeru, the "White Sheep" and her Snake. With Eudes Bambanza and Zuriat Mohamed Part IV: Reflections on the Katuruka Initiative 14: Progress while Negotiating Potholes 15: Harm by Greed: "Negotiating" Heritage Rights and Land Use 16: The Future of Katuruka: Is there Hope? Part V: Spreading to other Communities and Concluding Thoughts 17: Heritage Ephemeral, Heritage Hidden, and Heritage Revealed at Kanazi Palace 18: Kanazi Palace, King Kahigi II, and Ethical Conundrums in Community Heritage Work 19: The "Cave of the Dead": Genocide, Forgotten Heritage, and Education 20: Reflections and Connections.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611329537 20170626
This volume provides a powerful alternative to the Western paradigms that have governed archaeological inquiry and heritage studies in Africa. Community-based Heritage Research in Africa boldly shifts focus away from top-down community engagements, usually instigated by elite academic and heritage institutions, to examine locally initiated projects. Schmidt explores how and why local research initiatives, which are often motivated by rapid culture change caused by globalization, arose among the Haya people of western Tanzania. In particular, the trauma of HIV/AIDS resulted in the loss of elders who had performed oral traditions and rituals at sacred places, the two most recognized forms of heritage among the Haya as well as distinct alternatives to the authorized heritage discourse favored around the globe. Examining three local initiatives, Schmidt draws on his experience as an anthropologist invited to collaborate and co-produce with the Haya to provide a poignant rendering of the successes, conflicts, and failures that punctuated their participatory community research efforts. This frank appraisal privileges local voices and focuses attention on the unique and important contributions that such projects can make to the preservation of regional history. Through this blend of personalized narrative and analytical examination, the book provides fresh insights into African archaeology and heritage studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611329537 20170626
Green Library
xix, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action / Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski
  • Section I. Creativity. Artist spaces in Berlin : defining and redefining a city through contemporary archaeology / Carolyn L. White and Steven Seidenberg ; Cultural heritage and political ecology : a modest proposal from Istanbul via Detroit / Ian Alden Russell ; Making music in Detroit : archaeology, popular music, and post-industrial heritage / Krysta Ryzewski
  • Section II. Ruination. Embers from the house of blazes : fragments, relics, ruins of Chicago / Rebecca S. Graff ; Commemorating Melbourne's past : constructing and contesting space, time, and public memory in contemporary parkscapes / Madeline Shanahan and Brian Shanahan ; Ruined by the thirst for urban prosperity : contemporary archaeology of city water systems / April M. Beisaw ; Ruins of the south / Alfredo González-Ruibal
  • Section III. Political action. Creative destruction and neoliberal landscapes : post-industrial archaeologies beyond ruins / Sefryn Penrose ; Repercussions of differential deindustrialization in the city : memory and identity in contemporary East Belfast / Laura McAtackney ; A renaissance with revenants : images gathered from the ruins of Cape Town's Districts One and Six / Christian Ernsten ; Encountering home : a contemporary archaeology of homelessness / Courtney Singleton ; The optimism of absence : an archaeology of displacement, effacement, and modernity / Paul R. Mullins
  • Conclusion : a future for urban contemporary archaeology / Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney.
"Contemporary Archaeology and the City' foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. In doing so it challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban life in present-day cities--creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies in this volume offer comparative perspectives on transformative global, urban processes in local contexts, including the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belém, and post-apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is a palimpsest composed of archaeological assemblages--of the built environment, the surfaces, and buried subsurface--that retain traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume positions the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by dissecting and reconceptualizing some of the major theoretical and methodological issues currently facing socially-engaged archaeologists"--Publisher's description.
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