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The Archaeological Record of Indian Ocean Engagements

Sunil Gupta.

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Industrial Archaeology; Migration Studies. 10685 words.

With the Bay of Bengal littoral as its focus, this chapter reviews the archaeological evidence for human expansions, migrations, formation of exchange networks, long-distance trade,...

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The Archaeologist’s Evangeline

Jonathan Fowler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Migration Studies. 6608 words.

The French colony of Acadia, located in what is now the Maritime Provinces of Canada and part of the State of Maine, has long attracted the attention of writers and scholars. Immigrating to...

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Archaeology of Gender in Mesoamerican Societies

Rosemary A. Joyce.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Gender and Sexuality. 4213 words.

This article reviews studies on the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica. Critical advances in the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica include explorations of how status and age...

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Archaeology of the Métis

Kisha Supernant.

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; Race and Ethnicity. 9435 words.

This article reviews the history of Métis archaeological research in Canada. The Métis of Canada arose as a distinct Indigenous identity in the postcontact period and provide an interesting...

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Class and Ethnicity in Ancient Mesoamerica

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and Cynthia Robin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Race and Ethnicity. 4908 words.

This article discusses notions of class and ethnicity in ancient Mesoamerica. Class differences in Mesoamerica were papered over by the inclusion of individuals of varying social statuses...

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The Construction of an Identity and the Politics of Remembering

Carmen A. Laguer Díaz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Race and Ethnicity. 4644 words.

This article examines nation building and its perpetuation through social memory and social identity theory to understand how it affects, and is affected by, the politics surrounding...

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Gender and Aztec Life Cycles

Caroline Dodds Pennock.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Gender and Sexuality. 4198 words.

Aztec culture has often been regarded as patriarchal but, although men controlled many traditional markers of influence in Tenochtitlan, women were powerful and effective figures,...

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Identity

Katelijn Vandorpe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 8720 words.

This article discusses identity in Roman Egypt, covering collective identities, state identity, social classes and legal categories, shifts in collective identity, gender, ethnicity and...

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Infant Head Shaping in Eurasia in the First Millennium <span class="smallCaps">ad</span>

Susanne Hakenbeck.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Race and Ethnicity. 9593 words.

Head shaping was a common practice in the areas around the Black Sea in the first centuries ad. From there it spread into central and western Europe. By the fifth and sixth centuries ad it...

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The Jews in Roman Egypt

Andrew Harker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 6271 words.

This article examines the status, history, and development of the Jewish communities in Alexandria and Egypt during the Roman period, using the evidence from literary writings of Philo and...

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