Synopses & Reviews
Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the development of the field over the last twenty years, both in North America and throughout the world. Orser's selections represent a wide variety of locales and perspectives and include works by many of the leading figures in the field. Engaging articles make it accessible to any interested reader, and superb for historical archaeology classes.
Table of Contents
Avenues of inquiry in historical archaeology / Kathleen Deagan -- People with history : an update on historical archaeology in the United States / Barbara J. Little -- The archaeology of Mission Santa Catalina de Guale : our first 15 years / David Hurst Thomas -- The material world of the Revolutionary War soldier at Valley Forge / Michael Parrington, Helen Schenck, and Jacqueline Thibaut -- The archaeology of slave life / Theresa A. Singleton -- The overseas Chinese in El Paso : changing goals, changing realities / Edward Staski -- Mrs. Starr's profession / Donna J. Seifert -- 17th and 18th century lead-glazed redwares in the Massachusetts Bay Colony / Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh -- Factors influencing consumer behavior in turn-of-the-century Phoenix, Arizona / Susan L. Henry -- Struggling with pots in South Carolina / Leland Ferguson -- Artifacts and active voices : material culture as social discourse / Mary C. Beaudry, Lauren J. Cook, and Stephen A. Mrozowski -- Pollen record formation processes at the Isles of Shoals : botanical records of human behavior / Gerald K. Kelso and Faith Harrington -- A faunal analysis of home butchering and meat consumption at the Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, Arizona / Christine R. Szuter -- Archaeology and forensic anthropology of the human remains from the Reno retreat crossing, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Montana / Douglas D. Scott and Clyde Collins Snow -- Interpreting ideology in historical archaeology : using the rules of perspective in the William Paca Garden in Annapolis, Maryland / Mark P. Leone -- Plantation settlement from slavery to tenancy : an example from a Piedmont plantation in South Carolina / Charles E. Orser, Jr. and Annette M. Nekola -- Over-hunting and local extinctions : socio-economic implications of fur trade subsistence / Scott Hamilton -- Historic sites archaeology in Mexico / Patricia Fournier-Garcia and Fernando A. Miranda-Flores -- Historical archaeology in the Western Cape / Martin Hall and Ann Markell -- Tobacco pipes, cotton prices, and progress / Neil Asher Silberman.