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Kirtland Community College Library CC 77 .H5 L58 2007 30775305483936 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 1598740229
  • ISBN: 9781598740226
  • ISBN: 1598740237
  • ISBN: 9781598740233
  • Physical Description: print
    207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Do history and historical archaeology matter? -- Section 1: What are our ambitions? The goals of historical archaeology ; Preserving and interpreting sites ; Rewriting documentary history ; Reconstructing ways of life ; Improving archaeological methods ; Understanding modernization and globalization -- Section 2: What do we care about? A questioning attitude ; Defining our topics ; Colonialism, capitalism, and slavery ; What is our evidence? ; Ideology, ambiguity, and muted groups ; Ethical considerations -- Section 3: A windshield survey of historical archaeology. Introduction to a windshield survey of historical archaeology ; The survival of the English colony at Jamestown ; Mission San Luis de Talimali ; Enclosure of the English countryside ; Capitalism, the Georgian order, and a woman ; Australia's convict past ; African American life ; The machine in the garden ; The inner-city working class ; Garbage and garbage-in-waiting -- Section 4: Historical archaeology as public scholarship. Introduction to public archaeology ; Public memory and public places ; Education and outreach ; What about the painful past? ; History and the culture wars ; Civic renewal and restorative justice ; Transformative learning ; Some closing thoughts.
Summary, etc.: What is historical archaeology and why is it important? Barbara Little addresses these key questions for introductory students, covering the goals of historical archaeological work.
Subject: Archaeology and history
Historic sites
Excavations (Archaeology)
Archaeology Philosophy
Archaeology Methodology
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