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The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology

The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology

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Dan Hicks, Mary C. Beaudry, Laurie Wilkie, Gavin Lucas, Rosemary Joyce, Susan Lawrence, Nick Shepherd, Tadhg O'Keeffe, Rebecca Yamin, John Schofield, Bill Johnson, Randall McGuire, James Symonds, Eleanor Casella, Joe Flatman, Mark Staniforth, Matthew D. Cochran, David Barker, Teresita Majewski, Cornelius Holtorf, Howard Williams, Lu Ann De Cunzo, Julie Ernstein, Audrey Horning, Julia King, Barry Cunliffe
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521619622
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521853750

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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.

    • Comprehensive introduction to the full range of themes and approaches within historical archaeology
    • International team of authors, including scholars from North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa
    • Each thematic paper includes a literature review and a comprehensive bibliography
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "These scholarly overviews will guide all levels of professionals through key areas and central debates in historical archaeology with enough opinion to punctuate the field's development with both intelligence and provocation."
    -Mark Leone, University of Maryland, College Park

    "[...]as a whole this volume does make several significant contributions to historical archaeology. The volume neatly encapsulates one of the major paradigms informing the practice of historical archaeology. One of its goals was to provide concise reviews of specific themes within contextual historical archaeology, and many of the chapters do an excellent job of that."
    -Journal of Field Archaeology

    'If one were wishing for an overview of the discipline, it would best to start with [the Cambridge Companion]' Antiquity

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521853750
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.975kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus.
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521619622
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Dan Hicks, University of Oxford
    Dan Hicks is Lecturer-Curator in Archaeology of the Modern Period at the School of Archaeology and Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford and a Research Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, Boston University.

    Mary C. Beaudry, Boston University
    Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Boston University.

    Contributors

    Dan Hicks, Mary C. Beaudry, Laurie Wilkie, Gavin Lucas, Rosemary Joyce, Susan Lawrence, Nick Shepherd, Tadhg O'Keeffe, Rebecca Yamin, John Schofield, Bill Johnson, Randall McGuire, James Symonds, Eleanor Casella, Joe Flatman, Mark Staniforth, Matthew D. Cochran, David Barker, Teresita Majewski, Cornelius Holtorf, Howard Williams, Lu Ann De Cunzo, Julie Ernstein, Audrey Horning, Julia King, Barry Cunliffe

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