Historical Archaeology Why the Past Matters

ISBN-10: 1598740237

ISBN-13: 9781598740233

Edition: 2007

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What is historical archaeology and why is it important? Barbara Little addresses these key questions for introductory students, covering the goals of historical archaeological work.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Barbara Little is an archaeologist with the National Park Service.

Do History and Historical Archaeology Matter?
What are Our Ambitions?
The Goals of Historical Archaeology
Preserving and Interpreting Sites
Rewriting Documentary History
Reconstructing People's Ways of Life
Improving Archaeological Methods
Understanding Modernization and Globalization
What Do We Care About?
A Questioning Attitute
Defining Our Topics
Colonialism, Capitalism, and Slavery
What is our Evidence?
Ideology, Ambiguity and Muted Groups
Ethical Considerations
A Windshield Survey of Historical Archaeology
Introduction to a Windshield Survey of Historical Archaeology
The Survival of the English Colony at Jamestown
Mission San Luis de Talimali
Enclosure of the English Countryside
Capitalism, the Georgian Order, and a Woman
Australia's Convict Past
African American Life
The Machine in the Garden
The Inner-City working class
Garbage and Garbage-in-Waiting
Historical Archaeology as Public Scholarship
Introcustion to Public Archaeology
Public Memory and Public Places
Education and Outreach
What about the Painful Past?
History and the Culture Wars
Civic Renewal and Restorative Justice
Transformative Learning
Some Closing Thoughts
Further Readings
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