Historical Archaeology

Why the Past Matters

Author: Barbara J Little

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315427400

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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What is historical archaeology and why is it important? Well-known archaeologist Barbara Little addresses these key questions for introductory students in this concise, inexpensive, and well-written text. Little covers the goals of historical archaeological work, the kinds of questions it asks, and the ethical and political concerns it raises. She shows what historical archaeology can provide that neither of its parent disciplines can offer alone. Little offers brief snapshots of key American sites: Jamestown, Mission San Luis, West Oakland, the African American Burial Ground, and the Garbage Project, among others. And she shows how historical archaeology is inextricably linked to public education, justice issues, and our collective understanding of the past. As an introductory guide for historical archaeology and similar courses, or as thought-provoking reading for professionals, this volume is unmatched in quality and scope.
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A Humanitarian Past

Antiquitys Impact on Present Social Conditions

Author: Adele Änggård

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496993349

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.
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Heritage Studies

Methods and Approaches

Author: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen,John Carman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135249490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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This is the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct field with its own means of investigation. It presents the range of methods that can be used and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the world, including the UK and USA. The challenge that the collection makes explicit is that Heritage Studies must develop a stronger recognition of the scope and nature of its data and a concise yet explorative understanding of its analytical methods. The methods considered fall within three broad categories: textual/discourse analysis, methods for investigating people’s attitudes and behaviour; and methods for exploring the material qualities of heritage. The methods discussed and illustrated range from techniques such as text analysis, interviews, participant observation, to semiotic analysis of heritage sites and the use of GIS. Each paper discusses the ways in which methods used in social analysis generally are explored and adapted to the specific demands that arise when applied to the investigation of heritage in its many forms. Heritage Studies is a seminal volume that will help to define the field. The global perspective and the shared focus upon the development of reflexive methodologies ensure that the volume explores these central issues in a manner that is simultaneously case-specific and of general relevance.
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Archäologie an Tatorten des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Claudia Theune

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology and history

Page: 112

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Schriftquellen allein können kein umfassendes Bild einer Epoche geben. Je mehr unterschiedliche Quellen man einbezieht, desto mehr interessante und historisch wertvolle Erkenntnisse lassen sich gewinnen. Auch wenn man glaubt, bereits (fast) alles zu wissen, weil man beispielsweise Zeitzeuge ist. Und dies gilt auch für die Archäologie mit dem Zeitfenster des 20. Jahrhunderts. In dieser ersten allgemeinverständlichen Darstellung zum Thema stellen ausgewiesene Experten die neuesten archäologischen Erkenntnisse vor. Dabei stehen die Denkmäler der nationalsozialistischen Zeit, aber auch des Ersten Weltkriegs im Fokus - Schlachtfelder und abgestürzte Flugzeuge, Konzentrationslager und Kriegsgefangenlager, Relikte des Westwalls und die Berliner Mauer.
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The SAA Archaeological Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: N.A

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The magazine of the Society for American Archaeology.
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(2009)

Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598694523

Category:

Page: 2563

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

Author: Wendy Ashmore,Robert Sharer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073530994

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively--at a reasonable level of detail--in under 300 pages. Illustrative examples and case studies present a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites. Abundant student aids include maps of archaeological areas, extensive illustrations, chapter introductions and summaries, a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Assessing site significance

a guide for archaeologists and historians

Author: Donald L. Hardesty,Barbara J. Little

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Hardesty and Little provide the most up-to-date guide for assessing the historical significance of archaeological sites that may be eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In this second edition, all laws, regulations, and references have been entirely updated. New material on landfills, Japanese interment camps, landscapes, and military properties has been added, along with special case studies on 17th- and 18th-century historical sites and additional chapters on heritage tourism, traditional cultural places, and shipwrecks.
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Archaeology and Community Service Learning

Author: Michael S. Nassaney,Mary Ann Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"Highlights the important role of archaeology and community service learning in transforming higher education into a progressive force that challenges contemporary social inequality through empowering students to work collaboratively in uncovering the silenced histories of oppressed and exploited groups."--Howard Rosing, DePaul University "Nassaney and Levine examine how CSL can contribute to what they see as the 'necessary reform' of archaeological pedagogy in the United States."--Maureen Malloy, Society for American Archaeology In recent years, a number of archaeologists have begun making concerted attempts to reach out and engage the public in their work. This collection examines how the field can successfully incorporate community service learning (CSL) into its pedagogies to broaden and enhance learning opportunities for students, promote civic engagement, and embrace community partnerships. Editors Michael Nassaney and Mary Ann Levine have been actively integrating the techniques of CSL into their research for years, and view it as a natural outgrowth of developments in the field since the 1970s. Although archaeology has long emphasized a practical, field-based approach in training new scholars, CSL moves beyond "volunteering" and experiential learning. In discussing specific examples from work in historical archaeology, the contributors highlight the achievements and challenges faced by archaeologists and their students, in the classroom and the field, while collaborating with a variety of community partners.
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Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement

Working Toward the Public Good

Author: Barbara J Little,Paul A Shackel

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598746383

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Drawing from numerous examples, including historical archaeology's study of race and labor, this book explores how archaeology and the wider heritage field can encourage working toward social and environmental justice and peacebuilding.
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Anthropology News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

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Die Entdeckung der Vergangenheit

Ursprünge und Abenteuer der Archäologie

Author: Alain Schnapp

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608933598

Category:

Page: 424

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American Ethnic Practices in the Twenty-first Century

The Milwaukee Study

Author: Jill Florence Lackey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073917830X

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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American Ethnic Practices in the Early Twenty-first Century: The Milwaukee Study is a work based on a twelve-year research project conducted in the greater Milwaukee area by Urban Anthropology Inc. This qualitative study examines the current strength of ethnicity and the contributions that ethnic practices have made to the wider society.
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From Antiquarian to Archaeologist

The History and Philosophy of Archaeology

Author: Tim Murray

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473835119

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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This volume forms a collection of papers tracking the emergence of the history of archaeology from a subject of marginal status in the 1980s to the mainstream subject which it is today. Professor Timothy Murray's essays have been widely cited and track over 20 years in the development of the subject. ?The papers are accompanied by a new introduction which surveys the development of the subject over the last 25 years as well as a reflection of what this means for the philosophy of archaeology and theoretical archaeology.?This volume spans Tim's successful career as an academic at the forefront of the study of the history of archaeology, both in Australia and internationally. During his career he has held posts in Britain and Europe as well as Australia. He has edited The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology since 2003.
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Pioneers in Historical Archaeology

Breaking New Ground

Author: Stanley South

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489909559

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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In this unique volume, twelve pioneers of historical archaeology offer reminiscences of the early part of their respective careers, circa 1920 to 1940. Each scholar had to overcome numerous biases held by historians and archaeologists-thus each chapter documents a step in the field's march from a marginal to a mainstream discipline. The book makes for facinating reading for archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians of science, and reminds us of the words of C.H. Fairbanks: ''what is past is prelude; study the past. ''
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