The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology
  • The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology
  • The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology

The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology

by Dan Hicks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521619629

ISBN-13: 9780521619622

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619622
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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