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Social Approaches to an Industrial Past

The Archaeology and Anthropology of Mining

Author: Eugenia W. Herbert,A. Bernard Knapp,Vincent C. Pigott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134676514

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Social Approaches to an Industrial Past addresses the social issues of mining communities in research spanning a period of 4,500 years. The volume considers themes which are relatively new to archaeology: * the social context of production * gender * power and labour exploitation * imperialism and colonialism * production and technology.

Archaeology and History in Roman, Medieval and Post-medieval Greece

Studies on Method and Meaning in Honor of Timothy E. Gregory

Author: William Caraher,Linda Jones Hall,R. Scott Moore

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754664420

Category: History

Page: 351

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Bringing together studies of archaeological method and analysis with detailed work of historical interpretation, the papers here demonstrate how analysis informed by multiple disciplines sheds new light on such important topics as the end of Antiquity, the so-called Byzantine Dark Ages, the contours of the emerging Byzantine civilization, and the complex character of identity in post-medieval Greece. More broadly, this volume shows how the study of the material culture of post-classical Greece has made significant contributions to both the larger archaeological and historical discourse.

Historical Archaeology

Author: Martin Hall,Stephen W. Silliman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152346

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This volume offers lively current debates and case studies in historical archaeology selected from around the world, including North America, Latin America, Africa, the Pacific, and Europe. Authored by 19 experts in the field. Explores how historical archaeologists think about their work, piecing together information from both material culture and documents in an attempt to understand the lives of the people and societies they study. Engages with current theory in an accessible manner. Truly global in its approach but avoids subsuming local experiences of people into global patterns. Summarizes not only the current state of historical archaeology, but also sets the course for the field in decades to come.

An Archaeology of Colonial Identity

Power and Material Culture in the Dwars Valley, South Africa

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306485374

Category: History

Page: 223

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This book examines how colonial identities were constructed in the Cape Colony of South Africa since its establishment in the 17th century up to the 20th century. It is an explicitly archaeological approach but which also draws more widely on documentary material to examine how different people in the colony – from settler to slave – constructed identities through material culture. The book explores three key groups: The Dutch East India Company, the free settlers and the slaves, through a number of archaeological sites and contexts. With the archaeological evidence, the book examines how these different groups were enmeshed within racial, sexual, and class ideologies in the broader context of capitalism and colonialism, and draws extensively on current social theory, in particular post-colonialism, feminism and Marxism. This book is aimed primarily at archaeologists, but will also attract historians and those interested in cultural theory and material culture studies. Specifically, historical archaeologists and students of historical archaeology will be the primary readership and buyers.

Not Ours Alone

Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in Contemporary Mexico

Author: Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507143

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperative's sense of identity.

A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Mining Properties in California

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: 264

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The Archaeology of Personhood

An Anthropological Approach

Author: Chris Fowler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415317221

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies from European prehistoric archaeology, the book explores the connection between people, animals, objects, their societies and environments and investigates the relationship that jointly produces bodies, persons, communities and artefacts. The Archaeology of Personhood examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture.

Landscapes from Antiquity

Author: Simon Stoddart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 380

View: 8570

This is the first volume of an exciting new project; Antiquity , drawing on its 75-year tradition of publishing articles of enduring value, has brought together twenty-four classic papers on a central archaeological theme. The papers have been selected to represent ancient and modern landscape approaches, organized into thematic sections: Early studies of Fox and Curwen, aerial photography of Bradford, Crawford and St Joseph, survey method, integrated regional landscapes, physical, industrial, contested and experienced landscapes. Each section is introduced with an overview and personal perspective by Simon Stoddart, the current editor of Antiquity . As he points out in the introduction, the editor of Antiquity has always drawn on the most exciting and relevant of current research. Consequently the frequency and content of landscape in Antiquity provides illuminating commentary on the definition and prominence of the theme landscape in archaeological research. Contents: Early studies of landscape: Prehistoric Cart-tracks in Malta ( T. Zammit ); Dykes ( Cyril Fox ); The Hebrides: a Cultural Backwater ( E. Cecil Curwen ); Native Settlements of Northumberland ( A. H. A. Hogg ). The impact of aerial photography: Woodbury. Two marvellous air-photographs ( O. G. S. Crawford ); Iron Age square enclosures in Rhineland ( K. V. Decker and I. Scollar ); Aerial reconnaissance in Picardy ( R. Agache ); Air reconnaissance: recent results ( J. K. St Joseph ). Survey method and analysis: Understanding early medieval pottery distributions ( A. J. Schofield ); Exploring the topography of the mind: GIS, social space and archaeology ( Marcos Llobera ). Integrated landscape archaeology: Neolithic settlement patterns at Avebury, Wiltshire ( Robin Holgate ); Stonehenge for the ancestors: the stones pass on the message ( M. Parker Pearson and Ramilisonina ); Aerial reconnaissance of the Fen Basin ( D. N. Riley ); The Fenland Project: from survey management and beyond ( John Coles and David Hall ); Siticulosa Apulia ( John Bradford and P. R. Williams-Hunt ); Archaeology and the Etruscan countryside ( Graeme Barker ). Physical landscapes: Active tectonics and land-use strategies: a Palaeolithic example from northwest Greece ( Geoff Bailey, Geoff King and Derek Sturdy ); A guide for archaeologists investigating Holocene landscapes ( A. J. Howard and M. G. Macklin ). Industrial landscapes: Trouble at t'mill: industrial archaeology in the 1980s ( C. M. Clark ); Towards an archaeology of navvy huts and settlements of the industrial revolution ( Michael Morris ). Contested landscapes: The Berlin Wall: production, preservation and consumption of a 20th-century monument ( Frederick Baker ); Seeing stars: character and identity in the landscapes of modern Macedonia ( Keith Brown ). Experienced landscapes: Forms of power: dimensions of an Irish megalithic landscape ( Jean McMann ); Late woodland landscapes of Wisconsin: ridges, fields, effigy mounds and territoriality ( William Gustav Gartner ).

After Modernity

Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past

Author: Rodney Harrison,John Schofield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199548072

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Rodney Harrison and John Schofield explore how archaeology can inform the study of our own society and other late-modern societies through detailed case studies and a summary of the existing literature. They draw together cross-disciplinary perspectives, and develop a new agenda for the study of the materiality of contemporary societies.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."

Combining the past and the present

archaeological perspectives on society : proceedings from the conference "Prehistory in a global perspective" held in Bergen, August 31st - September 2nd 2001, in honour of Professor Randi Haaland's 60th anniversary

Author: Terje Oestigaard

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 8025

These twenty papers were delivered at a conference held in Bergen in 2001 which was convened to honour Randi Haaland's contribution to global archaeology. The papers cover a broad archaeological spectrum but focus on the archaeology and ethnography of South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Five main subjects areas are covered: Gender, rituals and social identity; Food, consumption and metal production in prehistory; Evolution, traditions and structures; Approaches to African archaeology; Cultural Heritage and Rock Art.

Oriental Institute Communications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle East

Page: N.A

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TRAC 2008

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference which Took Place at The University of Amsterdam, 4-6 March 2008

Author: Mark Driessen,Joep Hendriks,Stijn Heeren

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842173510

Category: History

Page: 202

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Many papers were given during the annual conference, covering the breadth and length of the Roman world. This volume contains a selection of the papers from all of the sessions.

Dawn of the Metal Age

Technology and Society During the Levantine Chalcolithic

Author: Jonathan M. Golden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134946775

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The fifth millennium BCE was a period of rapid social change. One of the key factors was the developments in technology which led to the rise of the metals industry. Archaeological finds from sites dating to the Chalcolithic period indicate the production and use of copper. 'Dawn of the Metal Age' examines a range of sites - from copper mines in Jordan and Israel to the villages of the northern Negev where copper was produced in household workshops, to a series of cave burials where a range of luxury metal goods were buried with the elite members of Chalcolithic society. Ancient technology is reconstructed from the archaeological evidence, which also illuminates the changing economic, social, religious and political environment of the time.


A Guide to Specialists and Current Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asianists

Page: N.A

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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Work Camps

Historic Context and Archaeological Research Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: 266

View: 4365

Stone Age - Mining Age

Author: Gabriele Körlin,Gerd Weisgerber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Flint mines and mining, Prehistoric

Page: 608

View: 1014

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