Strung Out on Archaeology

Strung Out on Archaeology
Author: Laurie A Wilkie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1315419521
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strung Out on Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Teaching the basic principles of archaeology through an “excavation” and analysis of New Orleans Mardi Gras parades and the beads thrown there? A student’s dream book! Award-winning historical archaeologist Laurie Wilkie takes her two loves and merges them into a brief, lively introductory textbook that is sure to actively engage students. She shows how her analysis of trinkets tossed from parade floats can illustrate major themes taught in introductory archaeology classes—from methods to economy, social identity to political power—introduced in a concrete, entertaining way. The strength of Wilkie’s book is in showing how different theoretical models used by archaeologists lead to different research questions and different answers. The textbook covers all the major themes expected of brief introductory texts but is one that students will want to read.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology

The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology
Author: Charles E. Orser, Jr.,Andres Zarankin,Pedro Funari,Susan Lawrence,James Symonds
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 996
Release: 2020-07-26
ISBN: 1351786245
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology is a multi-authored compendium of articles on specific topics of interest to today’s historical archaeologists, offering perspectives on the current state of research and collectively outlining future directions for the field. The broad range of topics covered in this volume allows for specificity within individual chapters, while building to a cumulative overview of the field of historical archaeology as it stands, and where it could go next. Archaeological research is discussed in the context of current sociological concerns, different approaches and techniques are assessed, and potential advances are posited. This is a comprehensive treatment of the sub-discipline, engaging key contemporary debates, and providing a series of specially-commissioned geographical overviews to complement the more theoretical explorations. This book is designed to offer a starting point for students who may wish to pursue particular topics in more depth, as well as for non-archaeologists who have an interest in historical archaeology. Archaeologists, historians, preservationists, and all scholars interested in the role historical archaeology plays in illuminating daily life during the past five centuries will find this volume engaging and enlightening.

Contemporary Archaeology and the City

Contemporary Archaeology and the City
Author: Laura McAtackney,Krysta Ryzewski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 0198803605
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Archaeology and the City Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Archaeology and the City foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. Contemporary archaeology challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban transitions in present-day cities - creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies offer comparative perspectives on transformative global urban processes in local contexts through research conducted in the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belem, and post-Apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Together, the volume contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is an urban palimpsest comprised by archaeological assemblages - of the built environment, the surface, and buried sub-surface - that are traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume aims to position the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by presenting a range of theoretically-engaged case studies that highlight some of the major issues that the study of contemporary cities pose for archaeologists.

Theorizing Bioarchaeology

Theorizing Bioarchaeology
Author: Pamela L. Geller
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN: 3030707040
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theorizing Bioarchaeology Book Excerpt:

Bioarchaeology has relied on Darwinian perspectives and biocultural models to communicate information about the lives of past peoples. This book demonstrates how further theoretical expansion—a thoughtful engagement with critical social theorizing—can contribute insightful and more ethical outcomes. To do so, it focuses on social theoretical concepts of pertinence to bioarchaeological studies: habitus, the normal, intersectionality, necropolitics, and bioethos. These concepts can deepen study of plasticity, disease, gender, violence, and race and ethnicity, as well as advance the field’s decolonization efforts. This book also works to overcome the challenges presented by dense social theorizing, which has paid little attention to real bodies. It historicizes, explains, and adapts concepts, as well as discusses archaeological, historic, and contemporary case studies from around the world. Theorizing Bioarchaeology is intended for individuals who may have initially dismissed social theorizing as postmodern but now acknowledge this characterization as oversimplified. It is for readers who foster curiosity about bioarchaeology’s contradictions and common sense. The ideas contained in these pages may also be of use to students who know that it is naive at best and myopic at worst to presume data derived from bodies speak for themselves.

Patina

Patina
Author: Shannon Lee Dawdy
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 022635122X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patina Book Excerpt:

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose—that New Orleans’s unique historic fabric sat in ruins, and we had lost one of the most charming old cities of the New World. In Patina, anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy examines what was lost and found through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Tracking the rich history and unique physicality of New Orleans, she explains how it came to adopt the nickname “the antique city.” With innovative applications of thing theory, Patina studies the influence of specific items—such as souvenirs, heirlooms, and Hurricane Katrina ruins—to explore how the city’s residents use material objects to comprehend time, history, and their connection to one another. A leading figure in archaeology of the contemporary, Dawdy draws on material evidence, archival and literary texts, and dozens of post-Katrina interviews to explore how the patina aesthetic informs a trenchant political critique. An intriguing study of the power of everyday objects, Patina demonstrates how sharing in the care of a historic landscape can unite a city’s population—despite extreme divisions of class and race—and inspire civil camaraderie based on a nostalgia that offers not a return to the past but an alternative future.

The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona Synthesis

The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona  Synthesis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeological surveying
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona Synthesis Book Excerpt:

Field Archaeology in Britain

Field Archaeology in Britain
Author: John Coles
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 131760606X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Archaeology in Britain Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to the various modern methods of discovery, excavation and recording of the remains left by prehistoric man in Britain. It stresses the vital role played by the amateur rescuing evidence of man’s past behaviour in these islands, and is illustrated by maps, site plans and sections, and drawings of equipment and surveying procedures. Originally published in 1972.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Clive Gamble
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780415346597
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Excerpt:

A must for anyone considering the study of archaeology, designed to provide the reader with everything they should know when embarking on an archaeological course, whether A Level or first year undergraduate.

Singing Archaeology

Singing Archaeology
Author: John Richardson
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1999-03-31
ISBN: 9780819563422
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Illuminates the aesthetics of a major American composer.

International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology

International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology
Author: Carol V. Ruppe,Jane F. Barstad
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 881
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 1461505356
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Although underwater archaeology has assumed its rightful place as an important subdiscipline in the field, the published literature has not kept pace with the rapid increase in the number of both prehistoric and historic underwater sites. The editors have assembled an internationally distinguished roster of contributors to fill this gap. The book presents geographical and topical approaches, and focuses on technology, law, public and private institutional roles and goals, and the research and development of future technologies and public programs.

Historical Archaeology in South Africa

Historical Archaeology in South Africa
Author: Carmel Schrire
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN: 135156370X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Archaeology in South Africa Book Excerpt:

This volume documents the analysis of excavated historical archaeological collections at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The corpus provides a rich picture of life and times at this distant outpost of an immense Dutch seaborne empire during the contact period. Representing over three decades of excavation, conservation, and analysis, the book examines ceramics, glass, metal, and other categories of artifacts in their archaeological contexts. An enclosed CD includes a video reconstruction plus a comprehensive catalog and color illustrations of the artifacts in the corpus. The parallels and contrasts this volume reveals will help scholars studying the European expansion period to build a richer comparative picture of colonial material culture.

Medieval Archaeology Crabtree

Medieval Archaeology   Crabtree
Author: Pamela Crabtree
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 113558298X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Archaeology Crabtree Book Excerpt:

This is the first reference work to cover the archaeology of medieval Europe. No other reference can claim such comprehensive coverage--from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy, the archaeology of the entirety of medieval Europe is discussed.

Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens

Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens
Author: Mark Warner,Margaret Purser
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0803277288
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens Book Excerpt:

"An exploration of Western historical archaeologists' role in American regionalism and a call for creating archaeologies of the West as an alternative to the isolated archaeologists working in the West"--Provided by publisher.

Routledge Revivals

Routledge Revivals
Author: Pam J Crabtree
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351677071
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Revivals Book Excerpt:

First published in 2001, this is the first reference work to cover the archaeology of medieval Europe. No other reference can claim such comprehensive coverage -- from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy, the archaeology of the entirety of medieval Europe is discussed. With coverage ranging from the fall of the western Roman empire in the 5th century CE through the end of the high Middle Ages in 1500 CE, Medieval Archaeology: An Encyclopedia answers the needs of medieval scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including archaeologists, historians and classicists. Featuring over 150 entries by an international team of leading archaeologists, this unique reference is soundly based on the most important developments and scholarship in this rapidly growing field.

The Archaeology of Mobility

The Archaeology of Mobility
Author: Hans Barnard,Willeke Wendrich
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2008-12-31
ISBN: 1938770382
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of Mobility Book Excerpt:

There have been edited books on the archaeology of nomadism in various regions, and there have been individual archaeological and anthropological monographs, but nothing with the kind of coverage provided in this volume. Its strength and importance lies in the fact that it brings together a worldwide collection of studies of the archaeology of mobility. This book provides a ready-made reference to this worldwide phenomenon and is unique in that it tries to redefine pastoralism within a larger context by the term mobility. It presents many new ideas and thoughtful approaches, especially in the Central Asian region.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
Author: Neil Asher Silberman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 2128
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0199735786
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Since its publication in 1996, The Oxford Companion to Archaeology has firmly established itself as the standard reference work in the field of archaeology, selling nearly 15,000 copies to date and remaining a favorite among students, scholars, and anyone interested in archaeology. In 700 entries, the second edition provides thorough coverage to historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. In addition to these theoretical entries, other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations, from the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics and the use of luminescence dating. Much has changed in the field since 1996. Recent developments in methods and analytical techniques (e.g., laser-based mapping and survey systems, new applications of the scanning electron microscope) have revolutionized the ways excavations are performed. Cultural tourism, cultural resource management, heritage, and conservation have been redefined as areas within archaeology, and have had new emphasis given them by scholars and administrators. Major new sites have expanded our understanding of prehistory and human developments through time. The second edition explores each of these advances in the field, adding approximately 200 entries and exanding the total work to three volumes. Neil Asher Silberman, a renowned practicing archaeologist, author, and scholar, and a board member for the first edition, is the editor in chief. In addition to significant expansion, first-edition entries have been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the progress that has been made in the last decade and a half

Archaeology The Basics

Archaeology  The Basics
Author: Clive Gamble,Professor of Archaeology Clive Gamble
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN: 1134240147
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology The Basics Book Excerpt:

This second edition from our successful Basics series presents another chance to delve into this increasingly popular subject. Fully updated, Archaeology: The Basics has been revised to reflect growth in areas such as material culture, human evolution and the political use of the past. Lively and engaging, some of the key questions answered include: What are the basic concepts of archaeology? How and what do we know about people and objects from the past? What makes a good explanation in archaeology? How do we know where to look? From everyday examples to the more obscure, this is essential reading for all students, independent archaeologists and indeed all those who want to know more about archaeological thought, history and practice. A piece of broken pottery will never seem the same again.

Archaeology of Oceania

Archaeology of Oceania
Author: Ian Lilley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 140515229X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of Oceania Book Excerpt:

This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands. The first text to provide integrated treatment of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands Enables readers to form a coherent overview of cultural developments across the region as a whole Brings together contributions from some of the region’s leading scholars Focuses on new discoveries, conceptual innovations, and postcolonial realpolitik Challenges conventional thinking on major regional and global issues in archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Archaeology
Author: Eleanor Casella,Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England Michael Nevell,Michael Nevell,Hanna Steyne
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 769
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 019969396X
Category: Industrial archaeology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Through international and multi-period chapters, this volume explores the origins and development of industrialization from its emergence in 18th century Europe to its contemporary ubiquity. It interrogates the widespread exploitation of natural resources that forged industrialization and its environmental and social legacy in our globalized world.

Archaeology All That Matters

Archaeology  All That Matters
Author: John Manley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 1471805638
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology All That Matters Book Excerpt:

- When did archaeology begin? - Who were the first antiquarians in early modern Europe? - How did archaeology free human history from biblical creationism? - How did archaeology become a pseudo-scientific discipline? - Who built the first museum? Leading expert Dr John Manley starts by dealing with the processes and techniques used by archaeologists, in the past and today. He then uses the results of famous archaeological studies both to illustrate the power of archaeology, and to show specifically what archaeology has taught us about Roman, Egyptian, ancient, and surprisingly recent, history. In an exciting final chapter, Manley wonders how archaeology may adapt over time, exploring how the archaeologists of the future may examine our own era. Ideal for students or for general reading, this book delivers a thorough and comprehensive introduction to archaeology. All That Matters about archaeology. All That Matters books are a fast way to get right to the heart of key issues.