Between Dirt and Discussion: Methods, Methodology and Interpretation in Historical Archaeology / Edition 1

Between Dirt and Discussion: Methods, Methodology and Interpretation in Historical Archaeology / Edition 1

by Steven Archer, Kevin Bartoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441941665

ISBN-13: 9781441941664

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Springer US

Between Dirt and Discussion advocates recentering the materials that make archaeology archaeology, in the hope of reinvigorating dialogues about the historic past, and archaeological contributions to its understanding. The cases presented in this volume revisit old methods and previous scholarly approaches with new perspectives, and incorporate the newest

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Between Dirt and Discussion advocates recentering the materials that make archaeology archaeology, in the hope of reinvigorating dialogues about the historic past, and archaeological contributions to its understanding. The cases presented in this volume revisit old methods and previous scholarly approaches with new perspectives, and incorporate the newest technologies available for understanding the past. Using their own work as examples, the contributors explore the connections between methodology and interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441941664
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Pipemakers and Their Workshops.- The Integration of Historical Cartographic Data within the GIS Environment.- Saloons in the Wild West and Taverns in Mesopotamia.- The Life and Death of a Home.- Alternatives to Traditional Models for the Classification and Analysis of Pipes of the Early Colonial Chesapeake.- Archaeology and the Ethics of Scientific Destruction.- Finding Common Ground in Common Places.- Re-excavation, Reflexivity and Responsibility at Colonial Williamsburg.- Excavating Sites Unseen.- “Ponying up to Billy Hurst’s Saloon”.- Methodology, Materiality, and the Endless Sea of Archaeology.

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