Historical Archaeology

Why the Past Matters
Author: Barbara J Little
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315427400
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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What is historical archaeology and why is it important? Well-known archaeologist Barbara Little addresses these key questions for introductory students in this concise, inexpensive, and well-written text. Little covers the goals of historical archaeological work, the kinds of questions it asks, and the ethical and political concerns it raises. She shows what historical archaeology can provide that neither of its parent disciplines can offer alone. Little offers brief snapshots of key American sites: Jamestown, Mission San Luis, West Oakland, the African American Burial Ground, and the Garbage Project, among others. And she shows how historical archaeology is inextricably linked to public education, justice issues, and our collective understanding of the past. As an introductory guide for historical archaeology and similar courses, or as thought-provoking reading for professionals, this volume is unmatched in quality and scope.

A Humanitarian Past

Antiquitys Impact on Present Social Conditions
Author: Adele Änggård
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496993349
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.

Heritage Studies

Methods and Approaches
Author: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen,John Carman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135249490
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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This is the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct field with its own means of investigation. It presents the range of methods that can be used and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the world, including the UK and USA. The challenge that the collection makes explicit is that Heritage Studies must develop a stronger recognition of the scope and nature of its data and a concise yet explorative understanding of its analytical methods. The methods considered fall within three broad categories: textual/discourse analysis, methods for investigating people’s attitudes and behaviour; and methods for exploring the material qualities of heritage. The methods discussed and illustrated range from techniques such as text analysis, interviews, participant observation, to semiotic analysis of heritage sites and the use of GIS. Each paper discusses the ways in which methods used in social analysis generally are explored and adapted to the specific demands that arise when applied to the investigation of heritage in its many forms. Heritage Studies is a seminal volume that will help to define the field. The global perspective and the shared focus upon the development of reflexive methodologies ensure that the volume explores these central issues in a manner that is simultaneously case-specific and of general relevance.

Archäologie an Tatorten des 20. Jahrhunderts


Author: Claudia Theune
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology and history
Page: 112
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Schriftquellen allein können kein umfassendes Bild einer Epoche geben. Je mehr unterschiedliche Quellen man einbezieht, desto mehr interessante und historisch wertvolle Erkenntnisse lassen sich gewinnen. Auch wenn man glaubt, bereits (fast) alles zu wissen, weil man beispielsweise Zeitzeuge ist. Und dies gilt auch für die Archäologie mit dem Zeitfenster des 20. Jahrhunderts. In dieser ersten allgemeinverständlichen Darstellung zum Thema stellen ausgewiesene Experten die neuesten archäologischen Erkenntnisse vor. Dabei stehen die Denkmäler der nationalsozialistischen Zeit, aber auch des Ersten Weltkriegs im Fokus - Schlachtfelder und abgestürzte Flugzeuge, Konzentrationslager und Kriegsgefangenlager, Relikte des Westwalls und die Berliner Mauer.

Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of North America
Page: N.A
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Current Archaeology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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The SAA Archaeological Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: America
Page: N.A
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The magazine of the Society for American Archaeology.

(2009)


Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783598694523
Category:
Page: 2563
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology


Author: Wendy Ashmore,Robert Sharer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073530994
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively--at a reasonable level of detail--in under 300 pages. Illustrative examples and case studies present a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites. Abundant student aids include maps of archaeological areas, extensive illustrations, chapter introductions and summaries, a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Wisconsin Magazine of History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Wisconsin
Page: N.A
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Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement

Working Toward the Public Good
Author: Barbara J Little,Paul A Shackel
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1598746383
Category: Social Science
Page: 172
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Drawing from numerous examples, including historical archaeology's study of race and labor, this book explores how archaeology and the wider heritage field can encourage working toward social and environmental justice and peacebuilding.

Assessing site significance

a guide for archaeologists and historians
Author: Donald L. Hardesty,Barbara J. Little
Publisher: Altamira Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
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Hardesty and Little provide the most up-to-date guide for assessing the historical significance of archaeological sites that may be eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In this second edition, all laws, regulations, and references have been entirely updated. New material on landfills, Japanese interment camps, landscapes, and military properties has been added, along with special case studies on 17th- and 18th-century historical sites and additional chapters on heritage tourism, traditional cultural places, and shipwrecks.

Choice


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Archaeology and Community Service Learning


Author: Michael S. Nassaney,Mary Ann Levine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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"Highlights the important role of archaeology and community service learning in transforming higher education into a progressive force that challenges contemporary social inequality through empowering students to work collaboratively in uncovering the silenced histories of oppressed and exploited groups."--Howard Rosing, DePaul University "Nassaney and Levine examine how CSL can contribute to what they see as the 'necessary reform' of archaeological pedagogy in the United States."--Maureen Malloy, Society for American Archaeology In recent years, a number of archaeologists have begun making concerted attempts to reach out and engage the public in their work. This collection examines how the field can successfully incorporate community service learning (CSL) into its pedagogies to broaden and enhance learning opportunities for students, promote civic engagement, and embrace community partnerships. Editors Michael Nassaney and Mary Ann Levine have been actively integrating the techniques of CSL into their research for years, and view it as a natural outgrowth of developments in the field since the 1970s. Although archaeology has long emphasized a practical, field-based approach in training new scholars, CSL moves beyond "volunteering" and experiential learning. In discussing specific examples from work in historical archaeology, the contributors highlight the achievements and challenges faced by archaeologists and their students, in the classroom and the field, while collaborating with a variety of community partners.

Anthropology News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropological linguistics
Page: N.A
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Die Entdeckung der Vergangenheit

Ursprünge und Abenteuer der Archäologie
Author: Alain Schnapp
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608933598
Category:
Page: 424
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American Ethnic Practices in the Twenty-first Century

The Milwaukee Study
Author: Jill Florence Lackey
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073917830X
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 1866
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American Ethnic Practices in the Early Twenty-first Century: The Milwaukee Study is a work based on a twelve-year research project conducted in the greater Milwaukee area by Urban Anthropology Inc. This qualitative study examines the current strength of ethnicity and the contributions that ethnic practices have made to the wider society.

American Book Publishing Record


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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From Antiquarian to Archaeologist

The History and Philosophy of Archaeology
Author: Tim Murray
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473835119
Category: Social Science
Page: 261
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This volume forms a collection of papers tracking the emergence of the history of archaeology from a subject of marginal status in the 1980s to the mainstream subject which it is today. Professor Timothy Murray's essays have been widely cited and track over 20 years in the development of the subject. ?The papers are accompanied by a new introduction which surveys the development of the subject over the last 25 years as well as a reflection of what this means for the philosophy of archaeology and theoretical archaeology.?This volume spans Tim's successful career as an academic at the forefront of the study of the history of archaeology, both in Australia and internationally. During his career he has held posts in Britain and Europe as well as Australia. He has edited The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology since 2003.

Pioneers in Historical Archaeology

Breaking New Ground
Author: Stanley South
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489909559
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
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In this unique volume, twelve pioneers of historical archaeology offer reminiscences of the early part of their respective careers, circa 1920 to 1940. Each scholar had to overcome numerous biases held by historians and archaeologists-thus each chapter documents a step in the field's march from a marginal to a mainstream discipline. The book makes for facinating reading for archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians of science, and reminds us of the words of C.H. Fairbanks: ''what is past is prelude; study the past. ''