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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; North American Archaeology; 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: North American Archaeology; 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; North American Archaeology; 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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The Contribution of Stable Isotope Analysis to the Study of Childhood Movement and Migration

Katie A. Hemer and Jane A. Evans.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Migration Studies. 6344 words.

Stable isotope analysis is firmly established as a method for the investigation of past population mobility. The distinction between local and non-local individuals within a cemetery...

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Demographic aspects of Iron Age societies

Stefan Burmeister and Michael Gebühr.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 9141 words.

This chapter looks at the demography of European populations from the pre-Roman Iron Age to the Migration period, with a focus on central, northern, and north-western Europe. As well as...

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Edges and interactions beyond Europe

Peter S. Wells and Naoise Mac Sweeney.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology; Migration Studies. 15888 words.

Iron Age Europe, once studied as a relatively closed, coherent continent, is being seen increasingly as a dynamic part of the much larger, interconnected world. Interactions, direct and...

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Edward Burnett Tylor

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Archaeology.

(1832–1917) [Bi]

English banker and businessman who became interested in anthropology as a result of a casual contact with Henry Christy. He became reader in anthropology at the...

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Ethnography

Kent Fowler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Race and Ethnicity. 7615 words.

The chapter discusses the contributions of ethnographic research to study of ceramic manufacturing practices in past societies. Ethnoarchaeology and material culture studies are identified...

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From Ethnohistory to Ethnogenesis

David Robinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 8790 words.

Comparing the hunter-gatherers of California and the Great Basin illustrates enormous differences between the two regions in terms of indigenous society and the types of issues...

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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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Gender and society

Rachel Pope.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Gender and Sexuality. 12297 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between Iron Age gender and society, viewed from the mortuary evidence. It distinguishes an early Iron Age masculine west, an increasingly...

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Gender and Space in the Later Middle Ages Past, Present, and Future Routes

Amanda Richardson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Gender and Sexuality. 6225 words.

This article traces approaches to social space back to the 1950s and the subsequent pursuit of the ‘rise of privacy’. It then delivers a historiography of late medieval gender and space...

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Hunter-Gatherer Gender and Identity

Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity; Gender and Sexuality. 11877 words.

Genetic and archaeological evidence indicates that South Asia was one of the world's most densely populated geographic regions in the Late Pleistocene. Genetic coalescence ages point to the...

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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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Indigenous communities under Rome

Adam Rogers.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 10110 words.

This chapter focuses on a number of specific themes that can help us understand the nature of continuities of traditional Iron Age practices following Roman conquest, the development of...

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Infant Head Shaping in Eurasia in the First Millennium ad

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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Jenkin, (Alfred) Kenneth Hamilton (1900–1980), social historian and industrial archaeologist

Justin Brooke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology. 746 words.

Jenkin, (Alfred) Kenneth Hamilton (1900–1980), social historian and industrial archaeologist, was born at Green Lane, Redruth, Cornwall, on 29 October 1900, the only child of Alfred...