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Engaging Archaeology


Engaging Archaeology

25 Case Studies in Research Practice
1. Aufl.

von: Stephen W. Silliman

26,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 26.01.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781119240525
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 280

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Bringing together 25 case studies from archaeological projects worldwide, Engaging Archaeology candidly explores personal experiences, successes, challenges, and even frustrations from established and senior archaeologists who share invaluable practical advice for students and early-career professionals engaged in planning and carrying out their own archaeological research. With engaging chapters, such as ‘How Not to Write a PhD Thesis on Neolithic Italy’ and ‘Accidentally Digging Central America's Earliest Village’, readers are transported to the desks, digs, and data-labs of the authors, learning the skills, tricks of the trade, and potential pit-falls of archaeological fieldwork and collections research. Case studies collectively span many regions, time periods, issues, methods, and materials. From the pre-Columbian Andes to Viking Age Iceland, North America to the Middle East, Medieval Ireland to remote north Australia, and Europe to Africa and India, Engaging Archaeology is packed with rich, first-hand source material. Unique and thoughtful, Stephen W. Silliman’s guide is an essential course book for early-stage researchers, advanced undergraduates, and new graduate students, as well as those teaching and mentoring. It will also be insightful and enjoyable reading for veteran archaeologists.
List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Notes on Contributors xiii Acknowledgments xix 1 Engaging Archaeology: An Introduction and a Guide 1Stephen W. Silliman Part I Landscapes, Settlements, and Regions 13 2 Climbing Hillforts and Thinking about Warfare in the Pre?]Columbian Andes 15Elizabeth Arkush 3 Losing Control in the American Southwest: Collaborative Archaeology in the Service of Descendant Communities 23Matthew Liebmann 4 Getting It Wrong for All the Right Reasons: Developing an Approach to Systematic Settlement Survey for Viking Age Iceland 31John M. Steinberg, Douglas J. Bolender, and Brian N. Damiata 5 Archaeological Projects in India: Decolonizing Archaeological Research, Assessing Success, and Valuing Failure 41Uzma Z. Rizvi 6 Lifeways of the First Australians: Regional Archaeology in the Remote North of Australia 51Jane Balme 7 The Kuril Biocomplexity Project: Anatomy of an Interdisciplinary Research Program in the North Pacific 61Ben Fitzhugh 8 Listen for the Echo of Drums Across the Water: Rock Art Sites as Engaged Community Research in Ontario, Canada 71John William Norder 9 The Heart of Lightness: Doing Archaeology in the Brazilian Central Amazon 79Eduardo G. Neves Part II Sites, Households, and Communities 87 10 Household Archaeology at the Community Scale? Refining Research Design in a Complex Polynesian Chiefdom 89Jennifer G. Kahn 11 Research Spaces from Borderland Places – Late Woodland Archaeology in Southern Ontario 99Neal Ferris 12 Ethnoarchaeology of Pottery in Tigray, Ethiopia: Engaging with Marginalized People 109Diane Lyons 13 Integrating Paleoethnobotany in Investigations of Spanish Colonialism in the American Southwest 119Heather B. Trigg 14 Framing Local History with Global Archaeological Lenses in Osun Grove, Nigeria 127Akinwumi Ogundiran 15 Rooting in New England: Archaeologies of Colonialism, Community, and Collaboration 135Stephen W. Silliman 16 Accidentally Digging Central America’s Earliest Village 143Rosemary A. Joyce 17 Slouching Towards Theory: Implementing Bioarchaeological Research at Petra, Jordan 151Megan A. Perry 18 In Archaeology, “You Get What You Get,” and Most of the Time What You Get Is Unexpected: Investigating Paleoindians in Western North America 159Ted Goebel 19 Archaeologies of a Medieval Irish Castle: Thinking about Trim 169Tadhg O’Keeffe Part III Materials, Collections, and Analyses 179 20 Dr. Stage?]Love, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Dissertation on Race, Pipes, and Classification in the Chesapeake 181Anna S. Agbe?]Davies 21 Lessons Learned in Seriating Maya Pottery 189Lisa J. LeCount 22 The Bones from the Other Tell: Zooarchaeology at Catalhoyuk West 199David Orton 23 Disrupting Fixed Narratives: Researching Colonial Dress and Identity in Museum Collections 209Diana DiPaolo Loren 24 Reverse Engineering in Prehistory: The Neolithic Bow of La Draga, Spain 219Juan A. Barceló, Vera Moitinho de Almeida, Oriol López-Bultó, Antoni Palomo, and Xavier Terradas 25 Learning about Learning in Ice Age France through Stone Tools: An Intersectional Feminist Approach without Gender 227Kathleen Sterling 26 How Not to Write a PhD Thesis: Some Real?]Life Lessons from 1990s Michigan and Prehistoric Italy 235John Robb Index 245
Stephen W. Silliman is Professor - and current Department Chair - in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has conducted fieldwork in the Northeastern USA, the American West Coast, Bermuda, and Japan. His research interests focus on Native American history, colonialism and post-colonialism, identity, social and practice theories, collaborative research, and the politics of heritage.
Bringing together 25 case studies from archaeological projects worldwide, Engaging Archaeology candidly explores personal experiences, successes, challenges, and even frustrations from established and senior archaeologists who share invaluable practical advice for students and early-career professionals engaged in planning and carrying out their own archaeological research. With engaging chapters, such as 'How Not to Write a PhD Thesis: Some Real-Life Lessons from 1990s Michigan and Prehistoric Italy" and "Accidentally Digging Central America's Earliest Village", aspiring and established archaeologist readers are transported to the desks, digs, and data-labs of the authors, learning the skills, tricks of the trade, and potential pit-falls. Case studies collectively span many regions, time periods, issues, methods, and materials. From the pre-Columbian Andes to Viking Age Iceland, North America to the Middle East, Medieval Ireland to remote North Australia, and Europe to Africa and India, Engaging Archaeology is packed with rich, first-hand source material. Unique and thoughtful, Stephen W. Silliman's guide is an essential course book for early-stage researchers, advanced undergraduates, and new graduate students, as well as those teaching and mentoring. It will also be insightful and enjoyable reading for veteran archaeologists.

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