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xv, 698 p. : ill.
  • Section 1 Themes Issues and Approaches.- A North American Perspective on Race and Class in Historical Archaeology.- Ethical Issues in Historical Archaeology.- Colonies, Colonialism, and Cultural Entanglement: The Archaeology of Postcolumbian Intercultural Relations.- Landscape Approaches in Historical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Places.- Historical Archaeology and the Environment: A North American Perspective.- An Update on Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology: Progress and Prospects.- Going, Going, Gone: Underwater Cultural Resources in Decline.- Preparing for an Afterlife on Earth: The Transformation of Mortuary Behavior in Nineteenth-Century North America.- Making Historical Archaeology Postcolonial.- The Current State and Future Prospects of Theory in European Post-Medieval Archaeology.- Beyond Consumption: Toward an Archaeology of Consumerism.- Artifacts and Personal Identity.- Darwinism and Historical Archaeology.- World-Systems Theory, Networks, and Modern-World Archaeology.- Wholes, Halves, and Vacant Quarters: Ethnohistory and the Historical Method.- Industrial Archaeology.- Studying the Archaeology of War: A Model Based on the Investigation of Frontier Military Sites in the American Trans-Mississippi West.- Men-Women and Children: Gender and the Structuring of Historical Archaeology.- Interpretive Historical Archaeologies.- Asian American Studies in Historical Archaeology.- Section 2 Historical Archaeology on a Global Scale.- Family Resemblances: A Brief Overview of History, Anthropology, and Historical Archaeology in the United States.- The Archaeology of La Florida.- Historical Archaeology in South America.- Historical Archaeology in Central and Northern Mesoamerica: Development and Current Status.- Historical Archaeology in Yucatan and Central America.- Archaeologies of the African Diaspora: Brazil, Cuba, and the United States.- On the Fringes of New Spain: The Northern Borderlands and the Pacific.- Exploration, Exploitation, Expansion, and Settlement: Historical Archaeology in Canada.- An Embarrassment of Riches? Post-Medieval Archaeology in Northern and Central Europe.- The Development of Post-Medieval Archaeology in Britain: A Historical Perspective.- The Practice and Substance of Historical Archaeology in Sub-Saharan Africa.- A Sea of Diversity: Historical Archaeology in the Caribbean.- French Colonial Archaeology.- Natives and Newcomers in the Antipodes: Historical Archaeology in Australia and New Zealand.- Above and Beyond Ancient Mounds: The Archaeology of the Modern Periods in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387720685 20160605
In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387720685 20160605
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477 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Avenues of inquiry in historical archaeology / Kathleen Deagan
  • People with history : an update on historical archaeology in the United States / Barbara J. Little
  • The archaeology of Mission Santa Catalina de Guale : our first 15 years / David Hurst Thomas
  • A scant urbanity : Jamestown in the 17th century / Kathleen Bragdon, Edward Chappell, and William Graham
  • The material world of the Revolutionary War soldier at Valley Forge / Michael Parrington, Helen Schenck, and Jacqueline Thibaut
  • The archaeology of slave life / Theresa A. Singleton
  • The overseas Chinese in El Paso : changing goals, changing realities / Edward Staski
  • Mrs. Starr's profession / Donna J. Seifert
  • 17th and 18th century lead-glazed redwares in the Massachusetts Bay Colony / Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh
  • Factors influencing consumer behavior in turn-of-the-century Phoenix, Arizona / Susan L. Henry
  • Struggling with pots in South Carolina / Leland Ferguson
  • Artifacts and active voices : material culture as social discourse / Mary C. Beaudry, Lauren J. Cook, and Stephen A. Mrozowski
  • Pollen record formation processes at the Isles of Shoals : botanical records of human behavior / Gerald K. Kelso and Faith Harrington
  • A faunal analysis of home butchering and meat consumption at the Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, Arizona / Christine R. Szuter
  • Archaeology and forensic anthropology of the human remains from the Reno retreat crossing, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana / Douglas D. Scott and Clyde Collins Snow
  • Interpreting ideology in historical archaeology : using the rules of perspective in the William Paca Garden in Annapolis, Maryland / Mark P. Leone
  • Plantation settlement from slavery to tenancy : an example from a Piedmont plantation in South Carolina / Charles E. Orser, Jr. and Annette M. Nekola
  • Over-hunting and local extinctions : socio-economic implications of fur trade subsistence / Scott Hamilton
  • Historic sites archaeology in Mexico / Patricia Fournier-Garcia and Fernando A. Miranda-Flores
  • Historical archaeology in the Western Cape / Martin Hall and Ann Markell
  • Tobacco pipes, cotton prices, and progress / Neil Asher Silberman.
Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field-until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the development of the field over the last twenty years, both in North America and throughout the world. Orser's selections represent a wide variety of locales and perspectives and include works by many of the leading figures in the field. Engaging articles make it accessible to any interested reader, and superb for historical archaeology classes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761991427 20160528
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457 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Material culture is focal - large cities, small potsherds, big and little bones. This book is interdisciplinary and goes inside the process of artefact interpretation to reveal how artefacts "talk" about people. The emphasis is context, ethnography, ordinary and extraordinary men, women, and children. Here is local history in material form as well as stones of global expansion and culture contact. This book integrates studies of ethnicity with historical archaeology with chapters looking at African-American artefacts and features, the Chinese in California and native Americans and their role in mytho-history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849388545 20160527
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252 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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xix, 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Section I: Foundations of Historical Archaeology Chapter 1 What Is Historical Archaeology? Chapter 2 A Brief History of Historical Archaeology Chapter 3 Culture, History, and Archaeological Sites Chapter 4 Time and Space Section II: Doing Historical Archaeology Chapter 5 Site Survey and Location in Historical Archaeology Chapter 6 Pre-Excavation Fieldwork: Documents, Interviews, Buildings Chapter 7 Archaeological Fieldwork: Field and Laboratory Chapter 8 Artifacts and Interpretation in Historical Archaeology Chapter 9 Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management Section III: Interpretation in Historical Archaeology Chapter 10 Theory in Historical Archaeology Chapter 11 The Historical Archaeology of Individuals and Groups Chapter 12 Global Historical Archaeology and Modern-World Archaeology Chapter 13 Historical Archaeology and The Past Today Guide to Further Reading Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138126053 20170807
This book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology, which focuses on modern history in all its fascinating regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Accessibly covering key methods and concepts, including fundamental theories and principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions, Historical Archaeology also includes a practical look at career prospects for interested readers. Orser discusses central topics of archaeological research such as time and space, survey and excavation methods, and analytical techniques, encouraging readers to consider the possible meanings of artifacts. Drawing on the author's extensive experience as an historical archaeologist, the book's perspective ranges from the local to the global in order to demonstrate the real importance of this subject to our understanding of the world in which we live today. The third edition of this popular textbook has been significantly revised and expanded to reflect recent developments and discoveries in this exciting area of study. Each chapter includes updated case studies which demonstrate the research conducted by professional historical archaeologists. With its engaging approach to the subject, Historical Archaeology continues to be an ideal resource for readers who wish to be introduced to this rapidly expanding global field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138126053 20170807
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1 online resource.
This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
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ix, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Preface Chapter 1. Modern-World Archaeology Chapter 2. The Haunts Chapter 3. The Foundation Chapter 4. Structures Chapter 5. Microhistory Chapter 6. Artifacts Chapter 7. Challenges Chapter 8. The Future of Modern-World Archaeology References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780989824927 20160618
Focused on four overarching elements of the post-Columbian world (colonialism, Eurocentrism, racialization and capitalism), A Primer on Modern-World Archaeology is designed to introduce this new kind of historical archaeology to undergraduates, graduate students, and everyone interested in the material expressions of how the present world came to be. Major perspectives are presented in accessible language and study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. Despite its slow development, historical archaeology has been steadily maturing over the past three decades. Archaeologists today are exploring daily life in the post-1500 world at an increasing pace, investigating sites throughout the world-frequently locales where historical archaeology was never before practised-using a variety of complex theories and perspectives. Given the explosion of worldwide research, it is now possible to create a new historical archaeology: a modern-world archaeology that explicitly explores modern life in all its variations, extending from local to global scales of analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780989824927 20160618
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1 online resource (xvii, 315 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps.
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xiii, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
"The Archaeology of Politics" is a collection of essays that examines political action and practice in the past through studies and analyses of material culture from the perspective of anthropological archaeology. Contributors to this volume explore a variety of multi-scalar relationships between past people, places, objects and environments. At stake in this volume is what it is that constitutes politics, its social and cultural location, fields of analysis, its materiality and sociology and especially its position and possibilities as a conceptual and analytical category in archaeological investigations of past socio-cultural worlds. Our primary goals are twofold: the problematization and re-conceptualization of politics from its understanding as a reified essence or structure of political forms (e.g., a State) to a fluid, dynamic and culturally inflected set of practices; and, second, to consider politics' entanglement with the materiality of socio-cultural worlds at multiple-scales through the demonstration of innovative analytical approaches to the material record. This volume is a tightly integrated group of essays exploring an assortment of case studies that offer new theoretical insight to archaeological and historical analyses of politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443830041 20160606
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xxii, 243 p. : col. ill.
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viii, 118 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 30 cm.
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xvi, 404 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: the place of historical archaeology Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry-- Part I. Archaeology and History: 2. Documentary archaeology Laurie Wilkie-- 3. Historical archaeology and time Gavin Lucas-- 4. Writing historical archaeology Rosemary Joyce-- Part II. Key Themes in Historical Archaeology: 5. Historical archaeology and colonialism Susan Lawrence and Nick Shepherd-- 6. Urban historical archaeology Tadhg O'Keeffe and Rebecca Yamin-- 7. Archaeology, heritage and the recent and contemporary past John Schofield and Bill Johnson-- 8. Marxism and capitalism in historical archaeology Randall McGuire-- 9. Archaeology and industrialisation Jim Symonds and Eleanor Casella-- 10. Historical maritime archaeology Joe Flatman and Mark Staniforth-- Part III. Historical Archaeology and Material Culture: 11. Material culture studies and historical archaeology Matthew D. Cochran and Mary C. Beaudry-- 12. Ceramic studies in historical archaeology David Barker and Teresita Majewski-- Part IV. Historical Archaeology and Landscapes: 13. Landscapes and memories Cornelius Holtorf and Howard Williams-- 14. Landscapes, ideology and experience in historical archaeology Lu Ann De Cunzo and Julie Ernstein-- Part V. Historical Archaeology and Buildings: 15. Historical archaeology and buildings Dan Hicks and Audrey Horning-- 16. Household archaeology, difference and identity Julia King-- 17. Afterword: historical archaeology in the wider discipline Barry Cunliffe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521853750 20160528
The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology provides an overview of the international field of historical archaeology (c. AD 1500 to the present) through seventeen specially-commissioned essays from leading researchers in the field. The volume explores key themes in historical archaeology including documentary archaeology, the writing of historical archaeology, colonialism, capitalism, industrial archaeology, maritime archaeology, cultural resource management and urban archaeology. Three special sections explore the distinctive contributions of material culture studies, landscape archaeology and the archaeology of buildings and the household. Drawing on case studies from North America, Europe, Australasia, Africa and around the world, the volume captures the breadth and diversity of contemporary historical archaeology, considers archaeology's relationship with history, cultural anthropology and other periods of archaeological study, and provides clear introductions to alternative conceptions of the field. This book is essential reading for anyone studying or researching the material remains of the recent past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521853750 20160528
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xvii, 341 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures.Notes on Contributors.Acknowledgments.1. Introduction: Archaeology of the Modern World. (Martin Hall and Stephen W. Silliman).Part I: Dimensions of Practice.2. Environments of History: Biological Dimensions of Historical Archaeology. (Stephen A. Mrozowski).3. Material Culture and Text: Exploring the Spaces Within and Between. (Patricia Galloway).4. The Place of Space: Architecture, Landscape, and Social Life. (Elizabeth P. Pauls).5. Critical Archaeology: Politics Past and Present. (Matthew M. Palus , Mark P. Leone and Matthew D. Cochran).Part II: Themes in Interpretation.6. Engendered Archaeology: Women, Men, and Others. (Barbara L. Voss).7. Ideology and the Material Culture of Life and Death. (Heather Burke).8. Struggling with Labor, Working with Identities. (Stephen W. Silliman).9. Exploring the Institution: Reform, Confinement, Social Change. (Lu Ann De Cunzo).10. A Class All Its Own: Explorations of Class Formation and Conflict. (LouAnn Wurst).Part III: World Systems and Local Living.11. Conquistadors, Plantations, and Quilombo: Latin America in Historical Archaeological Context. Pedro Funari (DH/IFCH/Unicamp).12. Gold, Black Ivory, and Houses of Stone: Historical Archaeology in Africa. (Innocent Pikirayi).13. Becoming American: Small Things Remembered. (Diana DiPaolo Loren and Mary C. Beaudry).14. Mission, Gold, Furs, and Manifest Destiny: Rethinking an Archaeology of Colonialism for Western North America. (Kent G. Lightfoot).15. Pacific Encounters, or Beyond the Islands of History. (Jane Lydon).16. The Tide Reversed: Prospects and Potentials for a Postcolonial Archaeology of Europe. (Matthew Johnson).Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405107518 20160528
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. It was authored by 19 experts in the field. It 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. It engages with current theory in an accessible manner. It is truly global in its approach but avoids subsuming local experiences of people into global patterns. It summarizes not only the current state of historical archaeology, but also sets the course for the field in decades to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405107518 20160528
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171 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
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ix, 380 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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xx, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The definition of historical archaeology has often been restricted to the study of the age of European colonialism. Historical Archaeology demonstrates the potential of adopting a flexible, encompassing definition of historical archaeology which involves the study of all societies with documentary evidence. It encourages research that goes beyond the boundaries between prehistory and history. Ranging in subject matter from Roman Britain and Classical Greece, to colonial Africa, Brazil and the United States, the contributors present a much broader range of perspectives than is currently the trend. With its innovative and interdisciplinary approach it will be of interest to students and scholars working in the fields of history, archaeology and cultural resource management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415117876 20160527
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x, 215 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • The Paradox of the Historical Archaeologies.- Historical Archaeologies in Europe.- Historical Archeaologies in the Middle East and Asia.- Historical Archaeologies in Africa and America.- The Field of Historical Archaeology.- The Dialogue of Historical Archaeology.- Conclusion: Historical Archaeology as a Methodological Perspective.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306455568 20160528
The book is the first truly global survey of the relationship between artifacts and texts from historiographical, methodological, and analytical perspectives. Anders Andren analyzes the crucial relationship between material culture and writing in ancient societies, employing examples from twelve major disciplines in historical archaeology and summarizing their role in five global methodological approaches. In the process, he underscores the fundamental importance of all historical archaeologies. This original, in-depth investigation is valuable reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate and postgraduate students, and instructors in any historical archaeological subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306455568 20160528
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v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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xvi, 247 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This unique book offers a theoretical framework for historical archaeology that explicitly relies on network theory. Charles E. Orser, Jr., demonstrates the need to examine the impact of colonialism, Eurocentrism, capitalism, and modernity on all archaeological sites inhabited after 1492 and shows how these large-scale forces create a link among all the sites. Orser investigates the connections between a seventeenth-century runaway slave kingdom in Palmares, Brazil and an early nineteenth-century peasant village in central Ireland.Studying artifacts, landscapes, and social inequalities in these two vastly different cultures, the author explores how the archaeology of fugitive Brazilian slaves and poor Irish farmers illustrates his theoretical concepts. His research underscores how network theory is largely unknown in historical archaeology and how few historical archaeologists apply a global perspective in their studies. "A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World" features data and illustrations from two previously unknown sites and includes such intriguing findings as the provenance of ancient Brazilian smoking pipes that will be new to historical archaeologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306451737 20160528
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15 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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