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This fascinating and revealing book charts the life of one of the greatest living archaeologists. Stanley South has been a leading figure not only in historical but also in anthropological archaeology. His personal perseverance in field of archaeology has also been an inspiration to new and upcoming archaeologists and anthropologists. This is his memoir, played out among some of the most important debates and movements in archaeology since the 1960s.
The Formative Years.- Escaping the Groundhog Hole.- Appalachian Stories and After.- UNC Stories.- The Developmental Years.- Town Creek Stories.- SEAC Stories.- Brunswick Town Stories.- Digging Art and Life Stories.- Civil War Stories.- Tales from “A Loose Cannon”.- The Fluorescent Years.- Charles Towne Tales.- Politics and Potsherd Stories.- Ninety Six Stories.- “Loose” In South Carolina.- The Climactic Years.- Method and Theory Stories.- Spanish Santa Elena and French Charlesfort Tales.- Tales Beyond Santa Elena.
Posted July 27, 2005
Many individuals from the first generations of southeastern archaeology have passed on, leaving their accomplishments and stories to be remembered and told by their students. Pioneering historical archaeologist Stanley South has an enviable legacy of excavated sites and publications, yet he still found time to record his personal and professional evolution for his colleagues and family. This volume makes apparent the irony of how much we have learned and benefited from South¿s experiences, despite how little archaeology he taught in a university classroom. While it will forever lend valuable historical context to many of the sites he investigated, the larger contribution of this volume will likely be the first-hand account of the development of modern American historical archaeology over the past fifty years from one of its most prolific, personable, and professional practitioners. The price is my only serious complaint, for the steep cost of $169.00 is the only deterrent not to purchase this volume.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.