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The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies

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  • 30 b/w illus. 6 maps 9 tables
  • Page extent: 284 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.65 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 970.01
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: CC77.H5 A7175 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Archaeology and history
    • Colonization--History
    • Acculturation--History

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521792578 | ISBN-10: 0521792576)

Several decades of research into the archaeology of contact in North America have laid the foundations for the global exploration of the archaeology of European colonization. It is significant, however, that archaeologists, unlike historians and geographers, have yet to develop a global account of contact and its consequences. This edited work presents case studies from nations developed from British settlement so as to allow historical archaeologists to examine differences and similarities between the histories of modern colonial societies world-wide. Written by an international team of experts, the work shows that historical archaeologies can assume marvellously different and suggestive forms when examined from the periphery. Furthermore, the imperatives of the periphery could result in different perspectives on North American and European archaeological contexts. The work also examines the role of a global vision of the historical archaeology of colonialism in providing a new basis for the evolution of the 'nation'.

• Presents a new global approach to the study of contact archaeology • Provides a wide-ranging examination of contact in British settler societies from sixteenth century to the present day • Examines how the historical archaeology of indigenous people in settler societies is being written today

Contents

1. The archaeology of contact in settler societies Tim Murray; Part I. Diverse Contacts and Consequences: 2. Beads, bodices and regimes of value: from France to North America, c.1500–c.1650 Laurier Turgeon; 3. Ships for the taking: culture contact and the maritime fur trade on northwest coast of North America Steven Acheson and James P. Delgado; 4. Culture contact view through ceramic petrography at the Pueblo mission of Abó, New Mexico Patricia Capone; 5. The transformation of indigenous societies in the south western Cape during the rule of the Dutch East India Company, 1652–1795 Yvonne Brink; 6. Contact archaeology and the landscapes of pastoralism in the north west of Australia Rodney Harrison; 7. Tenacity of the traditional: the first hundred years of Maori-European settler contact on the Hauraki Plains, Aotearoa/New Zealand Stuart Bedford; Part II. Issues and Methods: 8. Fur trade archaeology in western Canada: who's digging up the forts? Olga Klimko; 9. Contact archaeology and the writing of aboriginal history Christine Williamson; 10. In the footsteps of George Dutton: developing a contact archaeology of temperate Aboriginal Australia Tim Murray.

Contributors

Tim Murray, Laurier Turgeon, Steven Acheson and James P. Delgado, Patricia Capone, Yvonne Brink, Rodney Harrison, Stuart Bedford, Olga Klimko, Christine Williamson

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