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“A Most Cantankerous River”: Taming the Missouri

Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rodgers.

in The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 9852 words.

Study of the Missouri River as a maritime highway opens a valuable window onto nineteenth-century views of business and technology. The steamboat Montana's builders and owners exhibited...

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Acanmul, Becán, and the Xcocom Phenomenon through a Type-Variety Looking Glass

Joseph Ball and Jennifer Taschek.

in Ancient Maya Pottery

January 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 6511 words.

In a chapter rich with culture-historical interpretations as well as methodological commentary, Joseph Ball and Jennifer Taschek begin with the useful reminder (via Robert Sonin) that...

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Achieving Ancestorhood in Ancient Greece

Carla Antonaccio.

in The Archaeology of Ancestors

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 7244 words.

This chapter deals with the concept of ancestorhood among the ancient Greeks. In addition to a “shadowy collectivity” of dead just beyond the limits of human memory, Greeks of the fifth and...

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Activities of the Tenochca

José Luis De Rojas.

in Tenochtitlan

February 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 11791 words.

The Tenochca had many different occupations. Many were employed in construction, while others worked to process raw materials of various kinds. Most occupations fell into the category of...

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Adapting to a Dry Continent

Peter Davies and Susan Lawrence.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; History and Theory of Archaeology. 7263 words.

Technology, environment, and society have always been intimately connected in Australia, from the earliest arrival of modern humans almost 50,000 years ago to the settlement of Europeans...

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The African Presence in Yucatan

Pilar Zabala.

in Natives, Europeans, and Africans in Colonial Campeche

November 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 9796 words.

This chapter focuses on the African roots of the Yucatan and provides fresh insights into the origins, arrival, and integration of Afro Caribs during the colonial period and into the...

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Aftermath: St Colman's Church

Martin Carver.

in Portmahomack

July 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 8044 words.

The Church of St Colman, nicknamed the “White Church”, is the first historic church in Scotland to be wholly excavated. It gave a sequence of nine main phases. The 8th century church was...

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Afterword: <i>Fings Ain't Wot they Used t' be</i>: Thinking Through Material Thinking as Placing and Arrangement

Nigel J. Thrift.

in The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

September 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; History and Theory of Archaeology. 5327 words.

This book has demonstrated how the study of material culture has come of age. From being the preserve of a few hardy souls working in disconnected island Communities — the social and...

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Alienation

Daniel O. Sayers.

in A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 10020 words.

Chapter 2 lays out the various dimensions of Karl Marx’s conceptualization of alienation that are used in the analysis of the pre–Civil War people of the Great Dismal Swamp. It is argued...

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Amarna Sunrise

Aidan Dodson.

June 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 0 pages.

The latter part of the fifteenth century BC saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan...

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