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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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The Rehabilitation of Pre-Hispanic Agricultural Infrastructure to Support Rural Development in the Peruvian Andes

Ann Kendall and David Drew.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 8202 words.

For the last 35 years an approach to rural development based on archaeological and environmental data and the accumulation of practical experience has underlain the Cusichaca Trust’s...

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The Southeastern Fringe of Mesoamerica

John S. Henderson and Kathryn M. Hudson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 5065 words.

This article reviews archaeological evidence from the southeastern fringe of Mesoamerica. Communities in all regions of the southeast fringe interacted—in different ways and with different...

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Transcending Oppression

E. Kofi Agorsah.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; North American Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 5720 words.

The story of the Maroons, enslaved Africans and their descendants, who fled from bondage and fought a long series of wars to maintain their freedom, goes back to the very earliest days of...

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The Late Classic to Postclassic Transition among the Maya of Northern Yucatán

William M. Ringle and George J. Bey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 8321 words.

This article reviews archaeological evidence of the Late Classic and Postclassic Mayan cultures in northern Yucatán. It suggests that one way of understanding the connections between...

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Landscape Change in the Maya Region, 1450–1910 ad

Rani T. Alexander.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 6137 words.

Landscape transformations are at the heart of archaeological debate over whether native cultural practices in the Maya region survived the Spanish invasion. This article examines landscape...

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Labrador Inuit

Susan Kaplan and James Woollett.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; North American Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 10133 words.

The Thule groups that migrated into Labrador around the late thirteenth century settled in a part of the north that was away from the well-traveled migration routes of their cousins....

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Applied Archaeology in the Americas

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: North American Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 8121 words.

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of...

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