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The Archaeological Record of Indian Ocean Engagements: Bay of Bengal (5000 bc–500 ad)  

Sunil Gupta

With the Bay of Bengal littoral as its focus, this chapter reviews the archaeological evidence for human expansions, migrations, formation of exchange networks, long-distance trade, ... More

The Archaeologist’s Evangeline: Historical Archaeology in Acadia  

Jonathan Fowler

The French colony of Acadia, located in what is now the Maritime Provinces of Canada and part of the State of Maine, has long attracted the attention of writers and scholars. Immigrating to ... More

Children and Migration  

Dawn M. Hadley

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter will explore how children experienced a sense of community and family within the context of migration, focusing on case studies from the nineteenth century and the Viking Age. ... More

The Contribution of Stable Isotope Analysis to the Study of Childhood Movement and Migration  

Katie A. Hemer and Jane A. Evans

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Stable isotope analysis is firmly established as a method for the investigation of past population mobility. The distinction between local and non-local individuals within a cemetery ... More

Edges and interactions beyond Europe  

Peter S. Wells and Naoise Mac Sweeney

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Jul 2018
Iron Age Europe, once studied as a relatively closed, coherent continent, is being seen increasingly as a dynamic part of the much larger, interconnected world. Interactions, direct and ... More

Landscapes of Mobility: The Flow of Place  

Bruno David, Lara Lamb, and Jack Kaiwari

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Apr 2014
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Jan 2014
Mobility concerns the ways and logics of movement from place to place. Understanding hunter-gatherer mobility across the landscape is always located in the ontology of the observer, and ... More


Andrew P. Fitzpatrick

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Mar 2018
Migration has long been one of the defining themes of the pre-Roman Iron Age in Europe. Classical authors record migrations by Celtic peoples into Italy and Greece in the fourth and third ... More

Movement and Migration  

Catherine M. Cameron and Scott G. Ortman

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
Movement is a fundamental concept among Native peoples of the American Southwest, and early archaeologists adopted a strong interest in migration from Native groups with whom they ... More

Native American Diaspora and Ethnogenesis  

Craig N. Cipolla

This chapter considers the current state and future of archaeological studies of Native American diaspora and ethnogenesis. It begins with an exploration of the broader literature ... More

The Norse in Iceland  

Davide Marco Zori

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May 2016
The Norse discovery and settlement of Iceland in the late ninth century AD offers a test case for the study of human impacts on previously unoccupied landscapes and the formation of new ... More

Tracing Symbolic Behaviour Across the Southern Arc  

Natalie R. Franklin and Philip J. Habgood

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Jan 2019
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Mar 2017
This chapter traces early expressions of symbolic behaviour:—rock art, personal ornaments, occurrences of ochre, notational pieces, and mortuary practices—across the southern arc dispersal ... More