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The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies

The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies

by Tim Murray (Editor)

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An international team of experts examines the historical archaeology of contact and its aftermath by considering the consequences of colonialism in settler societies from the sixteenth century to the present. This work's unique global vision constitutes an innovative exploration of issues which are assuming major social and political importance in the postcolonial world.

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ISBN-13: 9780521796828
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/14/2004
Series: New Directions in Archaeology
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Professor Tim Murray is Professor of Archaeology at the School of Historical and European Studies, La Trobe University. He is the author and editor of numerous publications including The Archaeology of Aborginal Australia (1998), The Archaeology of the Urban Landscape (Cambridge, 2001) and the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists (1999) and History of Discoveries (2001).

Table of Contents

1. The archaeology of contact in settler societies Tim Murray; Part I. Diverse Contacts and Consequences: 2. Beads, bodices and regimes of value: from France to North America, c.1500–c.1650 Laurier Turgeon; 3. Ships for the taking: culture contact and the maritime fur trade on northwest coast of North America Steven Acheson and James P. Delgado; 4. Culture contact view through ceramic petrography at the Pueblo mission of Abó, New Mexico Patricia Capone; 5. The transformation of indigenous societies in the south western Cape during the rule of the Dutch East India Company, 1652–1795 Yvonne Brink; 6. Contact archaeology and the landscapes of pastoralism in the north west of Australia Rodney Harrison; 7. Tenacity of the traditional: the first hundred years of Maori-European settler contact on the Hauraki Plains, Aotearoa/New Zealand Stuart Bedford; Part II. Issues and Methods: 8. Fur trade archaeology in western Canada: who's digging up the forts? Olga Klimko; 9. Contact archaeology and the writing of aboriginal history Christine Williamson; 10. In the footsteps of George Dutton: developing a contact archaeology of temperate Aboriginal Australia Tim Murray.

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