1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology

Edited By Charles E. Orser Jnr Copyright 2002
    624 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology is a ground-breaking compendium of information about this ever-growing field. Concentrating on the post-1400 period as well as containing generic explanations of historical archaeology where needed, the encyclopedia is compiled by over 120 experts from around the world and contains more than 370 entries covering important concepts and sites.

    Acadian sites; acculteration; aerial photography; Africa, East; Africa, maritime archaeology; Africa, North; Africa, South; Africa, West; African Burial Ground; African-American archaeology; Aksum, Ethiopia; almshouses; America, Central; America, Western; Amsterdam; Amsterdam shipwreck; Angkor, Cambodia; Annapolis, MD; Antarctica; architecture; Asia; assimilation; Audley End, England; Australasia; Australia; Australian Aboriginal historical archaeology; Australian Society for Historical Archaeology; Aztec archaeology; backyard archaeology; Basing House, England; Battle of Little Bighorn; battlefield archaeology; beads; behavioural historical archaeology; belief systems; Benin city, Nigeria; Bergen, Norway; Bertrand, steamboat; Biblical archaeology; biological anthropology; Black Death; Boott Mill, MA; Bordesley abbey, England; bottles, glass; Brazil; Brunswick Town, NC; Buenos Aires, Argentina; buttons; Canada, western; Cannon's Point Plantation, GA; Cape Town, South Africa; capitalism; Caribbean archaeology; Carter's Grove, VA; cathedrals; cemetries; ceramics; Chesapeake region, US; children; China; Christianization; churches; churchyard archaeology; class, social; classical archaeology; classification; coffee; cognitive archaeology; colonialism; colonoware pottery; commodification; computers; Conference on Historical Site Archaeology; conservation, terrestrial; conservation, underwater; Constantinople; consumer choice; consumption; contact archaeology; contextual historical archaeology; Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology; creamware; Creolization; Crusades; cultural resource manage; culture; culture history; Cuzco, Peru; dating methods; dendrochronology; Deptford dockyard, London; Deptford, London; deserted villages; destruction, site; diaspora; disease; Dolly's Creek Goldfield; domestic sites; domesticity; domination; dress; Dutch colonialism; Dutch East India Company (VOC); Dutch East India Company (VOC) shipwrecks; earthenware; Elmina, Ghana; Elverton Street; England; English colonialism; environmental reconstruction; environmental studies; ethnicity; ethnoarchaeology; ethnographic analogy; ethnography; everyday life; excavation methods, terrestrial; excavation methods, underwater; exploration; farmstead archaeology; Fatherland site, MS; Feddersen Wierde, Germany; feminist archaeology; feminist theory; Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada; firearms; First Government House; Five Points, New York City, USA; Flögeln, Germany; Flowerdew Hundred Plantation, Virginia, USA; folk typology; folklore; folklore and folklife studies; food and foodways; forensic anthropology; forensic archaeology; formula dating; Fort Michilimackinac, MI, USA; Fort Mose, FL, USA; Fort Necessity, PA, USA; Fort Union, ND, USA; fortifications; Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Canada; Fowey, HMS; French colonialism; fur trade archaeology; Fyrkat, Denmark; Garbage Project; garden archaeology; Geldersman shipwreck; gender; genealogical research; Georgian Order; glass; globalization; Globe Theatre, London; Gothenburg, Sweden; Gotland, Denmark; gravestones; Great Zimbabwe; Greenwich (royal palace), England; Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, USA; Harris matrix; health; heritage management; Herjolfsnes, Greenland; Hermitage plantation, Tennessee, USA; Historic American Building survey; Historic American Engineering Review; historical documents; history of historical archaeology; Hollandia shipwreck; household archaeology; Huánuco Pampa, Peru; human osteology; identity, social; ideology; immigration; industrial archaeology; industrialization; institutions; interdisciplinary research; International Journal of Historical Archaeology; Ireland; iron production; ironstone ceramics; Isabelle, La; Jamestown, VA; L'Anse aux Meadow; La Purisma Misison; laboratory methods; Lake Innes Estate; landscape studies; language; leisure; Like-a-Fishook, ND; linguistic analysis; living museums; local history; Longton Hall (porcelain factory); looting; Lund,


    Charles E. Orser is the Editor of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University, USA.

    'Highly readable ... Most valuable for college and university libraries supporting curricula in anthropology, history, and museum studies.' - Choice

    'This guide defines the field of historical archaeology and serves as an excellent introduction for students. Highly recommended for academic libraries.' - Reference Reviews, January 2003