1st Edition

Historical Archaeology
A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions





ISBN 9780895030085
Published June 15, 1978 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

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

Preface
 Contributors
 Acknowledgments and Sources

PART 1 Emergence and Definition a New Discipline
 Introduction
 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
 Introduction
 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
 Introduction
 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
 Introduction
 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
 Introduction
 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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