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Adapting to a Dry Continent: Technology and Environment in Australian Industrial Archaeology  

Peter Davies and Susan Lawrence

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Oct 2014
Technology, environment, and society have always been intimately connected in Australia, from the earliest arrival of modern humans almost 50,000 years ago to the settlement of Europeans ... More

Archaeological Assemblages and Practices of Deposition  

Rosemary A. Joyce and Joshua Pollard

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Archaeologists routinely describe sites as composed of assemblages encountered in deposits. But what is actually meant by ‘assemblage’ and ‘deposition’? This article explores how these ... More

Archaeological Representation: the Consumption and Creation of the Past  

Stephanie Moser

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on archaeological representation, a recently established research specialism within archaeology that centres on examining how non-academic representations of the past ... More

Archaeological Theories and Archaeological Sciences  

Marcos Martinón-Torres and David Killick

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Feb 2015
Archaeological theory and archaeological science have traditionally been characterized as concerned with different issues and unable to interact productively. In this chapter, we present a ... More

Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples  

Shoshaunna Parks and Patricia A. McAnany

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article examines the present relationship between indigenous people and archaeology in Mesoamerica, with an emphasis on the Maya region. It provides a brief analysis of the historical ... More

Archaeology in Guatemala: Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist  

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The historiography of archaeology in Guatemala is still in its infancy. Accounts of Maya archaeology are mostly concerned with the development of ideas in North America and Europe, where ... More

The Archaeology of Belize in the Twenty-First Century  

Jaime J. Awe

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Located on the southeastern corner of the Yucatán Peninsula, Belize is the second smallest country in Central America. In spite of its size, however, the country has an incredibly rich and ... More

The Archaeology of Childhood: The Birth and Development of a Discipline  

Sally Crawford, Dawn M. Hadley, and Gillian Shepherd

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter provides an overview of the development and growth of the archaeology of childhood as a discipline. It outlines the emergence of the inclusion of childhood and children in ... More

The Archaeology of Early Christianity: The History, Methods, and State of a Field  

William R. Caraher and David K. Pettegrew

Since the Renaissance, archaeology has played a significant albeit changing role in illuminating the history of early Christianity. This chapter surveys different historical approaches to ... More

The Archaeology of Early Modern South East Asia  

Miriam Stark

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Oct 2014
South East Asians in the early modern period (c.1450–1800) embraced technological innovations and novel ideas that crossed their paths. The fifteenth century ushered in the collapse of ... More

The Archaeology of Steamships  

Kevin Crisman

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Since the beginning of human seafaring endeavors, all watercraft were limited to three modes of propulsion: muscle, currents, and wind, all of which had their limitations. Steam propulsion ... More

Archaeology on Mesoamerica's Southern Frontier  

Geoffrey McCafferty, Fabio Esteban Amador, Silvia Salgado González, and Carrie Dennett

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The southern frontier of Mesoamerica has fluctuated through time but has generally included portions of the Central American countries of El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Tied into ... More

Archaeology, Theory, and War-Related Violence: Theoretical Perspectives on the Archaeology of Warfare and Warriorhood  

Helle Vandkilde

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Mar 2014
Warfare may be understood as violent social encounter with the Other, and has in this sense occurred from the first hominid societies until today. Ample evidence of war-related violence ... More

Architecture and cultural history  

Carl R. Lounsbury

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
The major focus of this article happens to be architecture and cultural history. Buildings tell many stories. They are complex material objects wherein we live, work, worship, socialize, ... More

Art as Action, Art as Evidence  

Howard Morphy

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article is a strong defence of the idea of ‘art’, but it also recognizes its complexity and the fact that as a concept, ‘art’ is fuzzy around the edges. It uses a concept of family ... More

Becoming Human  

Fiona Coward

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Mar 2014
Studying human evolution means getting to grips with the fundamental question of what it actually means to be ‘human’. Is humanity best defined by our genes, our physical biology, or our ... More

Belief and Ritual  

Camilla Briault

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Dec 2014
We can no longer maintain that religion is a neglected area of archaeological discourse. Recent interest owes much to the post-processual recognition of the materiality of social life, ... More

Beyond Squanto and the Pilgrims: Indians and Europeans in New England  

Patricia E. Rubertone

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Oct 2014
Recent historical archaeological research in New England has questioned colonialism’s narratives about entanglements between Native Americans and Europeans. Drawing on approaches that ... More

Bodies and persons  

Elisa Perego

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Nov 2015
This chapter offers a critical review of the main research approaches focusing on the body and the notion of the person in archaeology. Particular emphasis is placed upon research trends ... More

British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point  

David R. Starbuck

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Oct 2014
British forces on the frontier of eighteenth-century North America faced potent adversaries in the form of French armies and forts, often accompanied by their Native American allies. The ... More

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