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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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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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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 Moravian Burial Sites on St. John and Barbados

Helen C. Blouet.

in Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 12360 words.

This study investigates Barbados’s eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Moravian Christian burial sites to highlight processes of community building and culture change within mortuary...

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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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