The Archaeology of Colonialism

The Archaeology of Colonialism

Claire Lyons and John Papadopoulos summarize the complex issues addressed by this collection of essays. Four case studies illustrate the use of archaeological artifacts to reconstruct social structures.

Author: Claire L. Lyons

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892366354

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

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The Archaeology of Colonialism demonstrates how artifacts are not only the residue of social interaction but also instrumental in shaping identities and communities. Claire Lyons and John Papadopoulos summarize the complex issues addressed by this collection of essays. Four case studies illustrate the use of archaeological artifacts to reconstruct social structures. They include ceramic objects from Mesopotamian colonists in fourth-millennium Anatolia; the Greek influence on early Iberian sculpture and language; the influence of architecture on the West African coast; and settlements across Punic Sardinia that indicate the blending of cultures. The remaining essays look at the roles myth, ritual, and religion played in forming colonial identities. In particular, they discuss the cultural middle ground established among Greeks and Etruscans; clothing as an instrument of European colonialism in nineteenth-century Oceania; sixteenth-century Andean urban planning and kinship relations; and the Dutch East India Company settlement at the Cape of Good Hope.
Categories: Architecture

The Archaeology of Colonialism

The Archaeology of Colonialism

This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies.

Author: Barbara L. Voss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139503136

Category: Social Science

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This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies. While archaeological studies of the historic past have explored the dynamics of European colonialism, such work has largely ignored broader issues of sexuality, embodiment, commemoration, reproduction and sensuality. Recently, however, scholars have begun to recognize these issues as essential components of colonization and imperialism. This book explores a variety of case studies, revealing the multifaceted intersections of colonialism and sexuality. Incorporating work that ranges from Phoenician diasporic communities of the eighth century to Britain's nineteenth-century Australian penal colonies to the contemporary Maroon community of Brazil, this volume changes the way we understand the relationship between sexuality and colonial history.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of the Colonized

The Archaeology of the Colonized

This book investigates the experience of the colonized in their landscape setting, and proposes an 'archaeology of taxation' to investigate the relationship between local community and central control.

Author: Michael Given

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415369916

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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This book investigates the experience of the colonized in their landscape setting, and proposes an 'archaeology of taxation' to investigate the relationship between local community and central control.
Categories: Social Science

Colonial Origins

Colonial Origins

Author: Society for Historical Archaeology

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:77779484

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The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

In this volume, ten archaeologists analyze the assumptions that have constrained previous studies of colonialism and demonstrate that colonization was common in early Old and New World state societies--an important strategy by which people ...

Author: Gil Stein

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: 1930618433

Category: History

Page: 445

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Colonialism and its legacies have emerged as one of the most important research topics in anthropology. Indeed, we now understand that colonialism gave rise to and shaped the discipline. However, the understanding of colonization in anthropology, history, and other fields derives largely from studies of European expansion. In this volume, ten archaeologists analyze the assumptions that have constrained previous studies of colonialism and demonstrate that colonization was common in early Old and New World state societies--an important strategy by which people gained access to critical resources.
Categories: History

The Archaeology of Native Lived Colonialism

The Archaeology of Native Lived Colonialism

In reconsidering Native adaptation and resistance to colonial British rule, Ferris reviews five centuries of interaction that are usually read as a single event viewed through the lens of historical bias.

Author: Neal Ferris

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816502387

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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In reconsidering Native adaptation and resistance to colonial British rule, Ferris reviews five centuries of interaction that are usually read as a single event viewed through the lens of historical bias. He first examines patterns of traditional lifeway continuity among the Ojibwa, demonstrating their ability to maintain seasonal mobility up to the mid-nineteenth century and their adaptive response to its loss. He then looks at the experience of refugee Delawares, who settled among the Ojibwa as a missionary-sponsored community yet managed to maintain an identity distinct from missionary influences. And he shows how the archaeological history of the Six Nations Iroquois reflected patterns of negotiating emergent colonialism when they returned to the region in the 1780s, exploring how families managed tradition and the contemporary colonial world to develop innovative ways of revising and maintaining identity.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Colonial Interaction in the Americas

Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Colonial Interaction in the Americas

The Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas brings together scholars from across the hemisphere to examine how archaeology can highlight the myriad ways that Indigenous people have negotiated ...

Author: Lee M. Panich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000403619

Category: Social Science

Page: 578

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The Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas brings together scholars from across the hemisphere to examine how archaeology can highlight the myriad ways that Indigenous people have negotiated colonial systems from the fifteenth century through to today. The contributions offer a comprehensive look at where the archaeology of colonialism has been and where it is heading. Geographically diverse case studies highlight longstanding theoretical and methodological issues as well as emerging topics in the field. The organization of chapters by key issues and topics, rather than by geography, fosters exploration of the commonalities and contrasts between historical contingencies and scholarly interpretations. Throughout the volume, Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors grapple with the continued colonial nature of archaeology and highlight Native perspectives on the potential of using archaeology to remember and tell colonial histories. This volume is the ideal starting point for students interested in how archaeology can illuminate Indigenous agency in colonial settings. Professionals, including academic and cultural resource management archaeologists, will find it a convenient reference for a range of topics related to the archaeology of colonialism in the Americas.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts

The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts

This work does not suggest a new theoretical framework as such, but rather suggests the importance of revising key theoretical terms employed within historical archaeology, arguing for new engagements with postcolonial theory of relevance ...

Author: Sarah K. Croucher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461401925

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts: Postcolonial Historical Archaeologies explores the complex interplay of colonial and capital formations throughout the modern world. The authors present a critical approach to this topic, trying to shift discourses in the theoretical framework of historical archaeology of capitalism and colonialism through the use of postcolonial theory. This work does not suggest a new theoretical framework as such, but rather suggests the importance of revising key theoretical terms employed within historical archaeology, arguing for new engagements with postcolonial theory of relevance to all historical archaeologists as the field de-centers from its traditional locations. Examining case studies from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe, the chapters offer an unusually broad ranging geography of historical archaeology, with each focused on the interplay between the particularisms of colonial structures and the development of capitalism and wider theoretical discussions. Every author also draws attention to the ramifications of their case studies in the contemporary world. With its cohesive theoretical framework this volume is a key resource for those interested in decolonizing historical archaeology in theory and praxis, and for those interested in the development of modern global dynamics.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

This book provides an essential empirical and theoretical benchmark upon which scholars of colonization and colonialism in other regions and periods can build their own interpretations.

Author: Gil Stein

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: 0852559801

Category: Acculturation

Page: 445

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This book provides an essential empirical and theoretical benchmark upon which scholars of colonization and colonialism in other regions and periods can build their own interpretations.
Categories: Acculturation

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

This volume examines common trajectories in indigenous colonial histories, and explores new ways to understand cultural contact, hybridization and power relations between indigenous peoples and colonial powers from the indigenous point of ...

Author: Tiina Äikäs

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789203301

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Colonial encounters between indigenous peoples and European state powers are overarching themes in the historical archaeology of the modern era, and postcolonial historical archaeology has repeatedly emphasized the complex two-way nature of colonial encounters. The volume examines common trajectories in indigenous colonial histories, and explores new ways to understand cultural contact, hybridization and power relations between indigenous peoples and colonial powers from the indigenous point of view. By bringing together a wide geographical range and combining multiple sources such as oral histories, historical record, and contemporary discourses with archaeological data, the volume finds new multivocal interpretations of colonial histories.
Categories: Social Science

An Archaeology of Colonial Identity

An Archaeology of Colonial Identity

This book examines how colonial identities were constructed in the Cape Colony of South Africa since its establishment in the 17th century up to the 20th century.

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306485370

Category: History

Page: 223

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This book examines how colonial identities were constructed in the Cape Colony of South Africa since its establishment in the 17th century up to the 20th century. It is an explicitly archaeological approach but which also draws more widely on documentary material to examine how different people in the colony – from settler to slave – constructed identities through material culture. The book explores three key groups: The Dutch East India Company, the free settlers and the slaves, through a number of archaeological sites and contexts. With the archaeological evidence, the book examines how these different groups were enmeshed within racial, sexual, and class ideologies in the broader context of capitalism and colonialism, and draws extensively on current social theory, in particular post-colonialism, feminism and Marxism. This book is aimed primarily at archaeologists, but will also attract historians and those interested in cultural theory and material culture studies. Specifically, historical archaeologists and students of historical archaeology will be the primary readership and buyers.
Categories: History

Decolonizing Indigenous Histories

Decolonizing Indigenous Histories

Showcasing case studies from Africa, Australia, Mesoamerica, and North and South America, this edited volume highlights the work of archaeologists who study indigenous peoples and histories at multiple scales.

Author: Maxine Oland

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816599356

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Decolonizing Indigenous Histories makes a vital contribution to the decolonization of archaeology by recasting colonialism within long-term indigenous histories. Showcasing case studies from Africa, Australia, Mesoamerica, and North and South America, this edited volume highlights the work of archaeologists who study indigenous peoples and histories at multiple scales. The contributors explore how the inclusion of indigenous histories, and collaboration with contemporary communities and scholars across the subfields of anthropology, can reframe archaeologies of colonialism. The cross-cultural case studies employ a broad range of methodological strategies—archaeology, ethnohistory, archival research, oral histories, and descendant perspectives—to better appreciate processes of colonialism. The authors argue that these more complicated histories of colonialism contribute not only to understandings of past contexts but also to contemporary social justice projects. In each chapter, authors move beyond an academic artifice of “prehistoric” and “colonial” and instead focus on longer sequences of indigenous histories to better understand colonial contexts. Throughout, each author explores and clarifies the complexities of indigenous daily practices that shape, and are shaped by, long-term indigenous and local histories by employing an array of theoretical tools, including theories of practice, agency, materiality, and temporality. Included are larger integrative chapters by Kent Lightfoot and Patricia Rubertone, foremost North American colonialism scholars who argue that an expanded global perspective is essential to understanding processes of indigenous-colonial interactions and transitions.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Colonial Maryland

The Archaeology of Colonial Maryland

This book provides the perspectives of five different authors, archaeologists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to understanding life in the 17th and 18th century English colony of Maryland.

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578555468

Category:

Page: 184

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This book provides the perspectives of five different authors, archaeologists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to understanding life in the 17th and 18th century English colony of Maryland. The genesis of this volume was a desire on behalf of the Maryland Historical Trust to create a synthetic volume that was accessible to the general public and which would describe the rich history and cultural heritage of the State as revealed through archaeology. This material culture of past people and places provides a window into history that the written record cannot duplicate (or actively attempts to silence). Dozens of sites are examined, ranging from plantation manor homes and slave quarters, to courthouses and ordinaries. Moreover, the lives of those who built Maryland are explored, including not only the powerful elites who governed the colony, but also those whose land and labor were being exploited: Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and poor indentured servants. All of them shaped what became Maryland, and this book tells their story as revealed through the objects they left behind and the clues buried in the soil of our State.
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De essentializing the Past

De essentializing the Past

This is not to say that archaeologists working on either side of this conceptual divide ignore each other entirely, but rather their foci - and subsequent discussions - rarely converge.

Author: Matthew Aimé Beaudoin

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1072023170

Category:

Page: 714

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This study engages with both the archaeology of colonialism and historical archaeology in a manner that brings them into direct dialogue with each other to explore how essentialized identity tropes are used to frame our conceptualizations of the past. The archaeology of colonialism and historical archaeology have been conceptually bifurcated along a colonized/colonizer dichotomy and continuously reified by the insertion of research into one category or the other. The archaeology of colonialism generally focuses on the experiences of the colonized within the colonial process, while historical archaeology focuses on the experiences of Europeans and/or people of European descent. This is not to say that archaeologists working on either side of this conceptual divide ignore each other entirely, but rather their foci - and subsequent discussions - rarely converge. To create a conceptual bridge between these disparate dialogues, I explore multigenerational, 19th-century sites in southwestern Ontario, all of which have two sequential occupations that serve to explore generational shifts through time. The sites explored are conventionally bifurcated along colonial and capitalist binaries, and categorized as colonized (Davisville settlement and Mohawk Village, two Mohawk communities) and colonizer (McKinney and Odlum families, two Euro-Canadian families), as well as elite (Mohawk Village and Odlum) and non-elite (Davisville and McKinney). An exploration of the patterns between generations, contexts, and the bifurcated divides enabled insights into the differences and similarities between and within the conventional tropes of colonialism. Furthermore, this allows for a discussion of how archaeological taxonomic conventions shape and conceptualize our interpretations from the outset and fundamentally limit the narratives that we produce. This exploration emphasizes that our contemporary archaeological discourses are products of present day sensibilities, firmly embedded within the legacies of colonialism, and create archaeological imaginaries of the past that insidiously reify the essentialized colonial divide. Instead of emphasizing the differences between Euro-Canadian and Indigenous sites, exploring the contemporaneous commonalities of existence for all the sites under study illustrates archaeological dialogues that transcend the colonial conceptual divide and de-essentialize archaeological narratives of the past.
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Out of Many One People

Out of Many  One People

Scholars present archaeological findings to paint a complex and fascinating picture of life in colonial Jamaica. Simultaneous.

Author: James A. Delle

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817356484

Category: History

Page: 332

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Scholars present archaeological findings to paint a complex and fascinating picture of life in colonial Jamaica. Simultaneous.
Categories: History

A World History of Nineteenth Century Archaeology

A World History of Nineteenth Century Archaeology

Margarita Diaz-Andreu offers an innovative history of archaeology during the nineteenth century, encompassing all its fields from the origins of humanity to the medieval period, and all areas of the world.

Author: Margarita Díaz-Andreu García

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199217175

Category: Science

Page: 486

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Margarita Diaz-Andreu offers an innovative history of archaeology during the nineteenth century, encompassing all its fields from the origins of humanity to the medieval period, and all areas of the world. The development of archaeology is placed within the framework of contemporary political events, with a particular focus upon the ideologies of nationalism and imperialism. Diaz-Andreu examines a wide range of issues, including the creation of institutions, the conversion of thestudy of antiquities into a profession, public memory, changes in archaeological thought and practice, and the effect on archaeology of racism, religion, the belief in progress, hegemony, and resistance.
Categories: Science

The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis

The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis

This book will be of considerable interest to scholars of the Spanish borderlands and gender politics."—Robert W. Preucel, coeditor of A Companion to Social Archaeology

Author: Barbara L. Voss

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244924

Category: History

Page: 400

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"A clear and evocative demonstration of how historical archaeology, when done by a scholar of Voss's caliber, can contribute in a substantive and profound way to our understanding of colonialism."—Mary C. Beaudry, author of Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing "The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis will become a model for research on identity in historical archaeology. Extremely well written and readable, it presents the results of original research in innovative ways."—Randall H. McGuire, author of A Marxist Archaeology "In her innovative archaeological study of shifting identities in Spanish California, Voss shows that the colonists of San Francisco used diverse material practices to establish a new Californio identity and legitimize their status as occupiers of a new land. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars of the Spanish borderlands and gender politics."—Robert W. Preucel, coeditor of A Companion to Social Archaeology
Categories: History

Appropriated Pasts

Appropriated Pasts

Ian McNiven and Lynette Russell outline archaeology's "colonial culture" and how it has shaped archaeological practice over the past century.

Author: Ian J. McNiven

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759114616

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Categories: Social Science