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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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The Abandonment of Alofi Island (Western Polynesia) before Missionary Times

Christophe Sand.

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific

December 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 9295 words.

Although early contact in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries between Europeans and Pacific Islanders have been well documented from historical data, the possible local impacts on...

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Abydos: The Sacred Land

Miroslav Verner.

in Temple of the World

June 2013; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 15766 words.

Abydos became the capital of the eighth Upper Egyptian nome during the Old Kingdom and also became the administrative seat of Upper Egypt from the Fifth Dynasty onward. The tombs at Umm...

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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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Access to First-Choice Foods and Settlement Failure at French Azilum

Maureen Costura.

in Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 6621 words.

Food preferences at the late 18th century refugee site of French Azilum in northern Pennsylvania were complicated by factors of status, national origin, and the desire for familiarity....

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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: History and Theory of Archaeology. 7235 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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Addressing the Myths

Christopher T. Espenshade.

in From These Honored Dead

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 5378 words.

Two recent Civil War studies underline the importance of appropriate research and analytical methods in debunking persistent myths. The first example includes the KOCOA analysis of the...

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African Influence on Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries

Grace Turner.

in Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 6683 words.

DuBois described double consciousness as “two worlds within and without the Veil.” African-descended people had three options: 1) maintain an African-derived lifestyle separate from the...

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