This work provides a global approach to the study of contact archaeology in settler societies.
Author: Tim Murray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An international team of experts examines the historical archaeology of contact and its aftermath by considering the consequences of colonialism in settler societies from the sixteenth century to the present. This work's unique global vision constitutes an innovative exploration of issues which are assuming major social and political importance in the postcolonial world.
of the Traditional: The First Hundred Years of Maori-European Settler Contact on
the Hauraki Plains, Aotearoa/New Zealand. ̄ In The Archaeology of Contact in
Settler Societies, ed. T. Murray, 144¥154. Cambridge: Cambridge University ...
Author: Alistair Paterson
Alistair Paterson has written a comprehensive textbook detailing the millennium of cultural contact between European societies and those of the rest of the world. Beginning with the Norse intersection with indigenous peoples of Greenland, Paterson uses case studies and regional overviews to describe the various patterns by which European groups influenced, overcame, and were resisted by the populations of Africa, the Americas, East Asia, Oceania, and Australia. Based largely on the evidence of archaeology, he is able to detail the unique interactions at many specific points of contact and display the wide variations in exploration, conquest, colonization, avoidance, and resistance at various spots around the globe. Paterson’s broad, student-friendly treatment of the history and archaeology of the last millennium will be useful for courses in historical archaeology, world history, and social change.
Pruning Colonialism: Vantage Point, Local Political Economy, and Cultural
Entanglement in the Archaeology of Post-1415 Indigenous Peoples. ... In The
Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies, edited by Tim Murray, pp. 1–16.
Author: Lindsay Der
Entanglement theory posits that the interrelationship of humans and objects is a delimiting characteristic of human history and culture. This edited volume of original studies by leading archaeological theorists applies this concept to a broad range of topics, including archaeological science, heritage, and theory itself. In the theoretical explications and ten case studies, the editors and contributing authors: • build on the intersections between science, humanities and ecology to provide a more fine-grained, multi-scalar treatment emanating from the long-term perspective that characterizes archaeological research; • bring to light the subtle and unacknowledged paths that configure historical circumstances and bind human intentionality; • examine the constructions of personhood, the rigidity of path dependencies, the unpredictable connections between humans and objects and the intricate paths of past events in varied geographic and historical contexts that channel future actions. This broad focus is inclusive of early complex developments in Asia and Europe, imperial and state strategies in the Andes and Mesoamerica, continuities of postcolonialism in North America, and the unforeseen and complex consequences that derive from archaeological practices. This volume will appeal to archaeologists and their advanced students.
Between 1815 and 1914, 22.6 million people left Britain for settlements and
colonies spread out across the world, as did ... But as Murray remarked in The
Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies (2004), exploring the archaeology of ...
Author: Tim Murray
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book presents research into the urban archaeology of 19th-century Australia. It focuses on the detailed archaeology of 20 cesspits in The Rocks area of Sydney and the Commonwealth Block site in Melbourne. It also includes discussions of a significant site in Sydney – First Government House. The book is anchored around a detailed comparison of contents of 20 cesspits created during the 19th century, and examines patterns of similarity and dissimilarity, presenting analyses that work towards an integration of historical and archaeological data and perspectives. The book also outlines a transnational framework of comparison that assists in the larger context related to building a truly global archaeology of the modern city. This framework is directly related a multi-scalar approach to urban archaeology. Historical archaeologists have been advocating the need to explore the archaeology of the modern city using several different scales or frames of reference. The most popular (and most basic) of these has been the household. However, it has also been acknowledged that interpreting the archaeology of households beyond the notion that every household and associated archaeological assemblage is unique requires archaeologists and historians to compare and contrast, and to establish patterns. These comparisons frequently occur at the level of the area or district in the same city, where archaeologists seek to derive patterns that might be explained as being the result of status, class, ethnicity, or ideology. Other less frequent comparisons occur at larger scales, for example between cities or countries, acknowledging that the archaeology of the modern western city is also the archaeology of modern global forces of production, consumption, trade, immigration and ideology formation. This book makes a contribution to that general literature
The Greeks: History, Culture, and Society. Upper Saddle River, NJ. and Tusa, S.
2004. 'Scavi sull'acropoli di Monte Polizzo, 2000–2003.' Sicilia Archeologica, 102
: 35–90. Murray, T. ed. 2004. The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies.
Author: George Boys-Stones
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.
The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia Rodney Harrison,
Christine Williamson ... 1992 ; Murray 1993 ) , as a curiosity amongst the ' real
business ' of writing Aboriginal prehistory and settler - colonial history . ... and
sessions on contact archaeology held at the Australasian Society for Historical
Archaeology conferences at Bendigo in 1999 and ... In some ways the session on
contact period archaeology at the 2000 AAA conference was a bit of a pot - luck
Author: Rodney Harrison
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
The papers collected in this volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia & its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal & settler Australians.
... both short and long term culture contacts in settler societies. This idea is
developed with reference to a case study in contact archaeology from Old
Lamboo in the southeast Kimberley region of northwest Australia, where
Aboriginal labourers ...
Author: Per Cornell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This collection of texts is a first step towards providing a theoretical and methodological platform for the study of social encounters. The social encounter is a particular sort of concept, focusing on confusion, tension, trauma, and possibly social change that may emerge in situations of contact when people and things interact. A social encounter is, however, not only about negotiation or contemplating existence, but is rather about what happens when people interact actively, when they involve themselves with people and materialities, when they move around, fetch things, use things, leave things etc. The repeated social encounter is often a confrontation with something, such as an opinion, a performance, or with materialities and the effects are often unpredictable. Encounters may reproduce a social pattern, but also contain potential for transformation and change. Such varied responses to encounters will certainly have effects on the archaeological record. The primary focus of the volume is the effects and processes involved in intra- and inter-societal encounters. The collection hence fills a theoretical and methodological gap in the study of the encounter in archaeology. There is a need for elaborating aspects of postcolonial theory in order to develop new ways of approaching the archaeological record. The articles of this volume include examples from various regions and time periods. They range from Scandinavian Stone Age, through Buddhist social practices of the first millennium AD, Maya warfare and ideology, to Aboriginal-European encounters in 20th century Australia.Per Cornell (PhD, Ass. Prof.) is currently lecturer at the Department of archaeology, University of Gothenburg. Cornell has been involved in extensive field-work in Latin America and current research topics include settlement archaeology, formation processes and social theory. Among his recent books are Local, Regional, Global, co-edited with Per Stenborg (Gotarc, 2004).
2004a Contact Archaeology and the Landscapes of Pastoralism in the NorthWest
of Australia . In The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies , edited by Tim
Murray , pp . 109 - 143 . Cambridge University Press , Cambridge . 2004b Shared
Author: Alistair Paterson
Publisher: Altamira Press
The Lost Legions offers a discussion of the interaction between Australian Aborigines and the first European pastoralists, with comparisons to similar interactions elsewhere around the world.
Archaeological Perspectives on the Protohistoric Southeast Cameron B. Wesson,
Mark A. Rees ... has not been matched by a comparable drive to understand the
ecological impact of European contact on these same societies or their
immediate descendants. ... In the interior Southeast, the period from the de Soto
entrada to the encroachment of European settlers as far as the Appalachian
Author: Cameron B. Wesson
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Between Contacts and Colonies reveals how the knowledgeable use of historical documents, innovative archaeological research, and emerging theory in anthropology can be integrated to arrive at a better understanding of this crucial period. It will be valuable for scholars and students of archaeology and anthropology, cultural historians, and academic librarians.
... of 'community' is agitation by Indigenous people in colonial settler societies to
have their voices, and views of the past, ... Third World also triggered an interest
in community mobilisation as a means of using local resources to address 'local'
Author: Laurajane Smith
Publisher: A&C Black
This book traces the development of 'community archaeology', identifying both its advantages and disadvantages by describing how and why tensions have arisen between archaeological and community understandings of the past. The focus of this book is the conceptual disjunction between heritage and data and the problems this poses for both archaeologists and communities in communicating and engaging with each other. In order to explain the extent of the miscommunication that can occur, the authors examine the ways in which a range of community groups, including communities of expertise, define and negotiate memory and identity. Importantly, they explore the ways in which these expressions are used, or are taken up, in struggles over cultural recognition - and ultimately, the practical, ethical, political and theoretical implications this has for archaeologists engaging in community work. Finally, they argue that there are very real advantages for archaeological research, theory and practice to be gained from engaging with communities.
Current Swedish Archaeology IO:II5–136. Wennstedt Edvinger B. and U.S. ...
Contact Archaeology and the Writing of Aboriginal History. In The Archaeology of
Contact in Settler Societies, edited by T. Murray, pp. I76–199. Cambridge
Author: Noel Broadbent
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press
Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skelleftea region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive strategies of Saami societies over thousands of years - a testimony to Saami resiliency, of relevance to the survival of indigenous societies worldwide today."
Settler societies in Australia and New Zealand have long had close relationships
founded on shared histories as former British colonies on the remote edge of the
empire. Both places are largely the product of nineteenth-century colonization, ...
Author: Teresita Majewski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
Drawing on the archaeological evidence of faunal and other remains that speak
to the interactions between VOC soldiers at ... In southern Africa, in contrast,
heterogeneous settler societies emerged in several contexts, often marked by
Author: Peter Mitchell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.