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Historical Archaeology

A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions, 1st Edition

By Robert L Schuyler


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A sourcebook devoted to historical archaeology, a significant field of study which blends together the theories and methods of anthropology, history, and archaeology.

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments and Sources

PART 1 Emergence and Definition a New Discipline


Archaeology as an Auxiliary Science to American History J.C. Harrington

Relation of Archaeology and History Carl Russell Fish

Historic Objects as Sources of History Carl P. Russell

The Study of Historic Archaeology in America Arthur Woodward

Symposium on Role of Archaeology in Historical Research, Summary and Analysis John L. Cotter

End Products of Historic Sites Archaeology John W. Griffin

On the Meaning of Historic Sites Archaeology Bernard L. Fontana

Historical and Historic Sites Archaeology as Anthropology: Basic Definitions and Relationships Robert L. Schuyler

PART 2 Subfields of Historical Archaeology


The Renaissance Foundations of Anthropology John Howland Rowe

The Society for Medieval Archaeology D.B. Harden

The Origins of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology K.J. Barton

Late Man in North America: Archaeology of European Americans James F. Deetz

Industrial Archaeology: Retrospect and Prospect R.A. Buchanan

Islamic Archaeology, an Introduction Oleg Grabar

PART 3 Substantive Contributions


Dating Stem Fragments of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Clay Tobacco Pipes J.C. Harrington

A New Method of Calculating Dates from Kaolin Pipe Stem Samples Lewis R. Binford

Evolution and Horizon as Revealed in Ceramic Analysis in Historical Archaeology Stanley South Death's Head, Cherub, Urn and Willow James F. Deetz and Edwin S. Dethlefsen

New Light on Washington's Fort Necessity J.C. Harrington

The Archaeology of Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism: An Australian Case Study Jim Allen

Probate Inventories: An Evaluation from the Perspective of Zooarchaeology and Agricultural History at Mott Farm Joanne Bowen

Archaeological Investigations at La Purísima Mission James F. Deetz

Archaeology as the Science of Technology: Mormon Town Plans and Fences Mark P. Leone

PART 4 Theoretical Positions


The Why, What, and Who of Historical Archaeology Ivor Noël Hume

Historic Archaeology—Methods and Principles Iain C. Walker

Some Thoughts on Theory and Method in Historical Archaeology Clyde D. Dollar

Binford, Science, and History: The Probabilistic Variability of Explicated Epistemology and Nomothetic Paradigms in Historical Archaeology Iain C. Walker

A Reply to "Some Thoughts on Theory and Method in Historical Archaeology" Bernard L. Fontana

The Crisis of Identity: Theory in Historic Sites Archaeology Charles E. Cleland and James E. Fitting

"Evolution and Horizon as Revealed in Ceramic Analysis in Historical Archaeology"—a Step Toward the Development of Archaeological Science Lewis R. Binford

PART 5 Future Trends


Exploring Analytical Techniques Stanley South

A Discussion of the Contrasts in the Developments of the Settlements at Fort Michilimackinac under British and French Rule Lewis R. Binford

The Spoken Word, the Written Word, Observed Behavior and Preserved Behavior: the Contexts Available to the Archaeologist Robert L. Schuyler

The Use of Oral and Documentary Sources in Historical Archaeology: Ethnohistory at the Mott Farm Marley Brown

A Cognitive Historical Model for American Material Culture: 1620-1835 James F. Deetz

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