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The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology

ISBN 9781138704053
Published July 27, 2020 by Routledge
996 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

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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

1 Introduction
Charles Orser and Andres Zarankin

Historical Development

2 A Brief History of Historical Archaeology in the Beginning of the Twentieth-First Century

Adam Fracchia

Core Issues and Topics

3 Colonialism in Historical Archaeology: A Review of Issues and Perspective

Steve Silliman

4 Historical Archaeology and the New Ontologies: Some Experiences in Brazil

Vinícius Melquíades and Bruno S. Ranzani da Silva

5 Race

Anna Agbe-Davies

6 Intersectionality, Queer Archaeology, and Sexual Effects: Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Sexualities

Megan Springate

7 Capitalism and Globalization

Jon Prangnell

8 Enslavement and Emancipation

Terry Weik

9 Community Engagement in the Twenty-First Century

Sarah Miller

10 CRM/Commercial Historical Archaeology in the 21st Century

Joe Joseph

11 Conflict Archaeology

Ian Banks

12 Contemporary Archaeology

Laura McAttackney

13 Historical Archaeology and Technology

Peter Davies

Theoretical Approaches

14 Becoming. Senses and Affects in Historical Archaeology

José Roberto Pellini

15 On Interdisciplinarity and Historical Archaeology

Jeff Oliver

16 Critical Theory

Mark P. Leone

17 The Politics of Interpretation in Historical Archaeology

Rui Gomes Coelho

18 Feminist Historical Archaeology

Elizabeth Scott

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

Diogo Costa

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

Per Cornell


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

Kerry Massheder-Rigby

27 Geographic Information Systems in Historical Archaeology

Edward González-Tennant

28 Archaeology of Architecture – Buildings Archaeology

Agustin Azkarate

29 Landscape Analysis

Stephen Rippon

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

Sarah Walshaw

Regional Overviews

34 The everyday and the longue durée: Trans-historical archaeologies of western Africa.

Natalie Swanepoel

35 Colonies, missions, violence and trade. The historical archaeology of Northeast Africa

Alfredo González-Ruibal

36 Historical Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Joanita Vroom

37 East and Southeast Asia at the Age of Contact: Post-1500 Archaeology of Asia

Stephen Acabado and Ellen Hsieh

38 Oceania

James L. Flexner

39 Caribbean Historical Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century

Krysta Ryzewski

40 Historical Archaeology in South and Central America

Alasdair Brooks and Marcos André Torres de Souza

41 Historical Archaeology in Europe

Natasha Mehler

42 Regional overview: UK and Ireland

Harold Mytum

43 Recasting Mobility and Movement in Eastern North America: a Fisheries Perspective

Barry Gaulton

44 Repercussions of Rapid Colonization: Archaeological Insights from the North American West

Kelly J. Dixon

45 Maritime Archaeology

Ben Ford

46 Antarctic Archaeology

Andrés Zarankin and Melisa A. Salerno

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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).