This volume is based on a session at a 2005 Society for Historical Archaeology meeting. The organizers assembled historical archaeologists from the UK and the US, whose work arises out of differing intellectual traditions. The authors exchange ideas about what their colleagues have written, and construct dialogues about theories and practices that inform interpretive archaeology on either side of the Atlantic, ending with commentary by two well-known names in interpretive archaeology.
Table of Contents
Part I. Country Estates/Landscapes: An American Landscape Conversation.- The Archaeology of Estate Landscapes in Eighteenth-Century England.- Part II. Archaeology of 19th century and the Lives of Working People: Section Introduction.- Urban Historical Archaeology: A View from the Golden Gate.- Celebrating Steel City: Historical Archaeology in Sheffield, U.K.- Part III. Conflict and Memorialization: Section Introduction.- "Remembering the Raid of 1704": Writing and Exhibiting Contested Histories in Historic Deerfield.- Monuments, Memory, and Resistance in the Scottish Highlands.- Part IV. Material Culture, Embodiment, Life Course, Identity: Section Introduction.- Stitching Women’s Loves: Interpreting the Artifacts of Sewing and Needlework.- The Intimacy of Death: Expressions of Identity and Grief in Medieval and Renaissance Burial Rites.- Part V. Industrial Housing/Landscapes: Section Introduction.- "You Knew Where you Were": Practicing Class in (Post) Industrial Cheshire.- The Study of the Early Industrial Landscapes of the Swansea Region.- Part VI. Archaeological Biographies: Section Introduction.- The Large Writ Small: Landscape, Archaeography, and the Battle for Meaning.- Biographies of Long Life. Part VII. Commentary.