The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology is a multi-authored compendium of articles on specific topics of interest to today’s historical archaeologists, offering perspectives on the current state of research and collectively outlining future directions for the field.
The broad range of topics covered in this volume allows for specificity within individual chapters, while building to a cumulative overview of the field of historical archaeology as it stands, and where it could go next. Archaeological research is discussed in the context of current sociological concerns, different approaches and techniques are assessed, and potential advances are posited. This is a comprehensive treatment of the sub-discipline, engaging key contemporary debates, and providing a series of specially-commissioned geographical overviews to complement the more theoretical explorations.
This book is designed to offer a starting point for students who may wish to pursue particular topics in more depth, as well as for non-archaeologists who have an interest in historical archaeology. Archaeologists, historians, preservationists, and all scholars interested in the role historical archaeology plays in illuminating daily life during the past five centuries will find this volume engaging and enlightening.
Table of Contents
Charles Orser and Andres Zarankin
2 A Brief History of Historical Archaeology in the Beginning of the Twentieth-First Century
Core Issues and Topics
3 Colonialism in Historical Archaeology: A Review of Issues and Perspective
4 Historical Archaeology and the New Ontologies: Some Experiences in Brazil
Vinícius Melquíades and Bruno S. Ranzani da Silva
6 Intersectionality, Queer Archaeology, and Sexual Effects: Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Sexualities
7 Capitalism and Globalization
8 Enslavement and Emancipation
9 Community Engagement in the Twenty-First Century
10 CRM/Commercial Historical Archaeology in the 21st Century
11 Conflict Archaeology
12 Contemporary Archaeology
13 Historical Archaeology and Technology
14 Becoming. Senses and Affects in Historical Archaeology
José Roberto Pellini
15 On Interdisciplinarity and Historical Archaeology
16 Critical Theory
Mark P. Leone
17 The Politics of Interpretation in Historical Archaeology
Rui Gomes Coelho
18 Feminist Historical Archaeology
19 Marxism, Historical Archaeology and the Web of Life
Lou Ann Wurst and Quentin Lewis
20 From an Environmental Historical Archaeology to an Historical Ecoarchaeology
21 Gender perspectives in South American archeology – a look from Brazil
Loredana Ribeiro and Lara Passos
22 Socioeconomics and Inequality in a Comparative Perspective: possibilities and problems in the Mode of Production approach
23 Isotope Bioarchaeology in Historical Archaeology
Kate Britton and Eric Guiry
24 Analysing historical artefacts: progress and challenges
Fernanda Codevilla Soares
25 "A Distinction without a Difference": Primary Narrative Texts in Historical Inquiry
Deni J. Seymour
26 Oral History
27 Geographic Information Systems in Historical Archaeology
28 Archaeology of Architecture – Buildings Archaeology
29 Landscape Analysis
30 Advances in Gravestone and Cemetery Studies in the United States and the Commonwealth of Nations
Sherene Baugher and Richard Veit
31 Interpretive Directions for Historical Zooarchaeology in the Twenty-First Century
David B. Landon and Ana C. Opishinski
32 Faunistic analysis - emphasis on the southern hemisphere
María Jimena Cruz
33 Floral Analysis
34 The everyday and the longue durée: Trans-historical archaeologies of western Africa.
35 Colonies, missions, violence and trade. The historical archaeology of Northeast Africa
36 Historical Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East
37 East and Southeast Asia at the Age of Contact: Post-1500 Archaeology of Asia
Stephen Acabado and Ellen Hsieh
James L. Flexner
39 Caribbean Historical Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century
40 Historical Archaeology in South and Central America
Alasdair Brooks and Marcos André Torres de Souza
41 Historical Archaeology in Europe
42 Regional overview: UK and Ireland
43 Recasting Mobility and Movement in Eastern North America: a Fisheries Perspective
44 Repercussions of Rapid Colonization: Archaeological Insights from the North American West
Kelly J. Dixon
45 Maritime Archaeology
46 Antarctic Archaeology
Andrés Zarankin and Melisa A. Salerno
Charles E. Orser, Jr. is Research Professor at Vanderbilt University and Research Adjunct at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and Researcher with Timmins Martelle in London, Ontario. He is the author of several books including Historical Archaeology (2016, 3rd edition), A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World (1996), and An Archaeology of the English Atlantic World, 1600–1700 (2018). He is the founder and editor of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology, and a recipient of the J. C. Harrington Medal from the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Andrés Zarankin is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Director of the Laboratory of Antarctic Studies in Human Sciences (LEACH-UFMG). His main research interests include Antarctic archaeology, archaeological theory, archaeology of dictatorship, and historical archaeology.
Pedro Paulo A. Funari is Professor in the Department of History of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. He is former World Archaeological Congress Secretary, author of several books and papers and co-editor of Historical Archaeology, Back from the Edge (Routledge, 1999).
Susan Lawrence is Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, where she teaches archaeology. She is the author of several books and numerous publications on gender, material culture studies, urban archaeology, British colonialism, and industrial archaeology. Her current research focuses on landscape and environmental archaeologies of the Anthropocene. Susan is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
James Symonds is Professor of Historical Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. His edited and co-authored books include: The Historical Archaeology of the Sheffield Tableware and Cutlery Industries (2002); South Uist: Archaeology & History (2004); Industrial Archaeology: Future Directions (2005); Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives (2010); Table Settings: The Material Culture and Social Context of Dining, AD 1700-1900 (2011); Historical Archaeologies of Cognition: Historical Archaeologies of Faith, Hope, and Charity (2013).