The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology

The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology

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Dan Hicks
Cambridge University Press, 10/26/2006
EAN 9780521619622, ISBN10: 0521619629

Paperback, 422 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2 cm
Language: English

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.

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.