- Archaeological Research in St Petersburg, Russia
- The Slave Trade and Coastal West Africa
- The Archaeologist’s Evangeline: Historical Archaeology in Acadia
- Later Historical Archaeologies of the North Atlantic
- Many Worlds Colliding: Historical Archaeologies in South Africa
- Documentary Archaeology: Dialogues and Discourses
- Antarctic Archaeology: Discussing the History of the Southernmost End of the World
- On the Fence, Over the Fence: Archaeologies of Recent Conflict
- Far Behind the Front: The Ambitions and Shortcomings of an Aspiring Military State in the Seventeenth Century
- The Early Modern New Found Land
- Modernization on the Northern Fringe of Europe: The Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Sweden
- The First Century of the Town of Tornio: Urbanization on the Northern Edge of Europe
- Manchester: Archetypal Industrial City
- The Origins of New York City: From Indian Country to World Port
- Maturing Nicely: Overseas Chinese Archaeology in Australia and New Zealand
- Adapting to a Dry Continent: Technology and Environment in Australian Industrial Archaeology
- French Colonial Louisiana: The Rough Terrains of Empire
- The Archaeology of Early Modern South East Asia
- British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point
- Definitions in Historical Archaeology: Enslaved African Americans Cultivating a Scientific Garden, Wye House, Maryland, USA
- Historical Archaeology in Mexico
- The North American Fur Trade in Historical and Archaeological Perspective
- ‘Remotely Global’ Village Life in Interior West Africa
- Historical Archaeology in Central America
- The Gibbs Farmstead: The Archaeology of Material Life in Southern Appalachia
- Indians, Africans, and Europeans: Social Pluralism in Early Colonial New York
- Beyond Squanto and the Pilgrims: Indians and Europeans in New England
- Modern-World Archaeology
- Missionization, Māori, and Colonial Warfare in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand
- Lessons from Ethnic Studies: Collaborative Directions for Asian American Historical Archaeology
Abstract and Keywords
Historical archaeology in Central America is an archaeology of colonization, exploring processes through which indigenous, European-, and African-descendant people created new practices of everyday life and novel identities, and transformed place and landscape. A number of studies use formal models rooted in world systems theory or practice theory to understand colonial societies. Current methods, including compositional analysis and geophysical prospection, are employed to establish the nature of buried sites and patterns of exchange. Ethnogenesis and hybridity are a major focus, informing understanding of the African diaspora and indigeneity. Reframing indigenous survival in terms of persistence and change, rather than resistance and disappearance, is typical. Understanding the ways in which varied African populations became an indispensable part of the new colonies and later independent republics is a significant emphasis.
Rosemary A. Joyce is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Anthropology, at the University of California, Berkeley. She received the PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985.
Esteban Gomez is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colorado College. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010.
Russell Sheptak is a Research Associate of the Archaeological Research Facility at the University of California, Berkeley. He received the PhD from the University of Leiden in 2013.
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