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Archaeology & the Capitalist World System: A Study from Russian America

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This fascinating monograph employs a world system model as the basis for archaeological investigation of Russian America that relates local findings to global patterns. Author Aron Crowell examines Russian, Spanish, and American historical sources along with the archaeological evidence to uncover a preliterate culture that left no written record of its contact with European colonial powers. Crowell's particular subject is the indigenous Qikertarmiut people of Kodiak Island off the coast of Alaska. The special case of this tribe serves as a microcosm of the history of colonialism, demonstrating how early European capitalism impacted and, in some cases, destroyed indigenous societies.

Book News Annotation:

A study of the disruption of an indigenous American culture caused by the incursion of the capitalist world system. After a look at the operation of the capitalist system in material, social, and ideological terms, the study details what is known about the Qikertarmiut population on Kodiak Island based on archaeological evidence of conflict between natives and Russian fur traders in the 1780s. Provides a fresh perspective on history and archaeology of the North American fur trade, and suggests that cultural change was a two- way process that transformed both colonizing and indigenous populations. Includes b&w photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Russian America and the Archaeology of Capitalism. Three Saints Harbor Through the Lens of History. Archaeological Overview of the Three Saints Harbor Site. Houses and Households. Cultural Remains. Discussion and Conclusions. Appendix: Research at Three Saints harbor in 1962; Donald W. Clark. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306456695
Author:
Crowell, Aron
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Crowell, Aron L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Capitalism -- Alaska -- Kodiak Island -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Three Saints Site (Alaska) Antiquities.
Subject:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Alaska.
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Publication Date:
19971130
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
229 x 152 mm 1370 gr

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