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Documentary Archaeology in the New World : New Directions in Archaeology - Mary Carolyn Beaudry

Documentary Archaeology in the New World

New Directions in Archaeology

By: Mary Carolyn Beaudry (Editor), Wendy Ashmore (Editor), Francoise Audouze (Editor), Cyprian Broodbank (Editor), Tim Murray (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780521449991
Number Of Pages: 228

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Designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of archaeologists and historians, Documentary Archaeology in the New World outlines a fresh approach to the archaeological study of the historic cultures of North America that places history alongside anthropology, cultural geography, and a whole range of cognate disciplines. The authors' common belief is that historical archaeologists must develop their own frameworks for interpretation through exhaustive documentary research rather than simply borrow models from colleagues working in the prehistoric past. Specific topics examined include urban archaeology, historical ecology, consumerism, smuggling, folk classifications, gender relations, ethnicity, seasonality and ideology. This volume will serve both as a guide to the available techniques of documentary analysis and as a source for the innovative interpretation of historical archaeological materials anywhere in the world.

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'... it is refreshing to see the archaeological and documentary record of the New World being used to challenge some of the myths of the American way ... this is a valuable volume and should be read.' John Moreland, Man 'These essays prove unequivocably that historical archaeology has its own set of issues and techniques that are of value in and of themselves.' G. J. Gumerman, Choice

Archaeology is Not Enough
Legends, houses, families and myths: relationships between material culture and American ideology
Perceptions of an artifact: Chinese porcelain in colonial Tidewater Virginia
Documentary insights into the archaeology of smuggling
Words for things: linguistic analysis of probate inventories
Documents and the Archaeologist: The Data Base
Artifacts are not enough Garry
The behavioural context of probate inventories: an example from Plymouth colony marley
Occupational differences reflected in material culture
On the use of historical maps
Military records and historical archaeology
The material culture of the Christian Indians of New England, 1650-1775
Anthropological title searches in Rockbridge County
Ecological Questions In Historical Archaeology
Farming, fishing, whaling, trading: land and sea as resource on eighteenth-century Cape Cod
Seasonality: an agricultural construct
Consumerism, Status, Gender, and Ethnicity
Classification and economic scaling of nineteenth-century ceramics
For gentlemen of capacity and leisure: the archaeology of colonial newspapers
What happened to the silent majority? Research strategies for studying dominant group material culture in late nineteenth-century California
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ISBN: 9780521449991
ISBN-10: 0521449995
Series: New Directions in Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.54