Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology by Charles E. Orser Jnr

By Charles E. Orser Jnr

This groundbreaking encyclopedia is the 1st in-depth reference resource at the so much speedily becoming region in archaeology. Edited via one of many world's most famed historic archaeologists, this paintings deals a complete consultant to the fundamental websites, innovations, and matters relevant to the research of historic archaeology, and even as is helping to outline it as a box. The greater than 370 entries, written through a hundred and twenty specialists from world wide, make this an vital reference resource for college students and students alike.

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Church’, Historical Archaeology 29(2):55–76. Ferguson, L. (1992) Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800, Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. McKee, L. Beaudry (eds) The Art and Mystery of Historical Archaeology: Essays in Honor of James Deetz, Boca Raton: CRC Press, pp. 195–214. Mullins, PR. (1999) Race and Affluence: An Archaeology of African America and Consumer Culture, New York: Plenum Press. , Jr (1988) The Material Basis of the Postbellum Tenant Plantation: Historical Archaeology in the South Carolina Piedmont, Athens: University of Georgia Press.

1987) ‘Terra Australis Incognita: Una ruta de investigación arqueológica’, Revista Chilena de Antropología 6:83–111. MARIA XIMENA SENATORE architecture Architecture refers to the built environment and consists of all the structures that can exist at a onceoccupied archaeological site, including houses, sheds, barns and all other structures. Buildings can have both above-ground and below-ground elements, both of which archaeologists can study. Above-ground features consist of the buildings themselves, ornamental constructions—such as fountains—and building ruins.

Such studies have primarily focused on free black rural settlements and free black and enslaved urban communities. In many ways, the themes of this research are similar to those within plantation contexts. For example, several studies conducted as part of the Archaeology in Annapolis, Maryland, programme are concerned with the diversity among African Americans, recognising that African American culture is not monolithic. These studies explore how capitalism and consumer choice in the acquisition and use of ceramic (see ceramics) types was a factor in how African Americans defined economic and social distinctions within the black community.

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