The Archaeology of Colonialism

The Archaeology of Colonialism

Claire L. Lyons, John K. Papadopoulos, Ιωάννης Κ Παπαδοπουλος. Archaeology
and Colonialism Claire L. Lyons and John K. Papadopoulos F : ew human
communities have remained untouched by outsiders , in antiquity as in the
present .

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

Page:

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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 Native lived Colonialism

The Archaeology of Native lived Colonialism

Foreword COLONIALISM STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY ARE BEGINNING to
flourish and mature . The series The Archaeology of Colonialism in Native North
America is a timely project that reflects the developing focus in archaeology on
the ...

Author: Neal Ferris

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816527059

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Colonialism may have significantly changed the history of North America, but its impact on Native Americans has been greatly misunderstood. In this book, Neal Ferris offers alternative explanations of colonial encounters that emphasize continuity as well as change affecting Native behaviors. He examines how communities from three aboriginal nations in what is now southwestern Ontario negotiated the changes that accompanied the arrival of Europeans and maintained a cultural continuity with their pasts that has been too often overlooked in conventional Òmaster narrativeÓ histories of contact. 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. The Archaeology of Native-Lived Colonialism convincingly utilizes historical archaeology to link the Native experience of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the deeper history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century interactions and with pre-European times. It shows how these Native communities succeeded in retaining cohesiveness through centuries of foreign influence and material innovations by maintaining ancient, adaptive social processes that both incorporated European ideas and reinforced historically understood notions of self and community.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts

The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts

Historical archaeologists have long emphasized capitalism and colonial
discourse in examining commonalties in the archaeologies of the “modern world,
” yet have struggled to avoid the muting effect of totalizing narratives. Is
archaeology ...

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

Decolonizing Indigenous Histories

Decolonizing Indigenous Histories

Exploring Prehistoric/Colonial Transitions in Archaeology Maxine Oland,
Siobhan M. Hart, Liam Frink. involves serious rethinking about how we construct
research designs, the development of low-impact field methods, the incorporation
of ...

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

An Archaeology of Colonial Identity

An Archaeology of Colonial Identity

These tensions clearly illustrate on a micro-level, the wider ambiguities of the
VOC in relation to colonialism and settlers. While the silver mine was a private
enterprise, it was nonetheless heavily backed by the VOC through unofficial
channels ...

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306485398

Category: History

Page: 223

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"An Archaeology of Colonial Identity examines how colonial identities were constructed in the Cape Colony of South Africa from its establishment in the 17th century up to the 20th century. It is an explicitly archaeological approach but one 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." "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 readers of this volume."--Jacket.
Categories: History

Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America

Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America

Historical archaeology, back from the edge. London: Routledge. Gasco, J. (2005)
. Spanish colonialism and processes of social change in Mesoamerica. In G.
Stein (Ed.), The archaeology of colonial encounters: Comparative perspectives (
pp.

Author: Pedro Paulo A. Funari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319080697

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

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The volume contributes to disrupt the old grand narrative of cultural contact and colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America in a wide and complete sense. This edited volume aims at exploring contact archaeology in the modern era. Archaeology has been exploring the interaction of peoples and cultures from early times, but only in the last few decades have cultural contact and material world been recognized as crucial elements to understanding colonialism and the emergence of modernity. Modern colonialism studies pose questions in need of broader answers. This volume explores these answers in Spanish and Portuguese America, comprising present-day Latin America and formerly Spanish territories now part of the United States. The volume addresses studies of the particular features of Spanish-Portuguese colonialism, as well as the specificities of Iberian colonization, including hybridism, religious novelties, medieval and modern social features, all mixed in a variety of ways unique and so different from other areas, particularly the Anglo-Saxon colonial thrust. Cultural contact studies offer a particularly in-depth picture of the uniqueness of Latin America in terms of its cultural mixture. This volume particularly highlights local histories, revealing novelty, diversity, and creativity in the conformation of the new colonial realities, as well as presenting Latin America as a multicultural arena, with astonishing heterogeneity in thoughts, experiences, practices, and, material worlds.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology and History of Colonial Mexico

The Archaeology and History of Colonial Mexico

An archaeological and historical study of Mexico City and Xaltocan, focusing on the years after the 1521 Spanish conquest of the Aztecs.

Author: Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107111646

Category: History

Page: 252

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An archaeological and historical study of Mexico City and Xaltocan, focusing on the years after the 1521 Spanish conquest of the Aztecs.
Categories: History

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

Archaeologies of Colonialism

Archaeologies of Colonialism

This book looks at the interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean Fance and Etrusdcan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. It focuses on material culture, urban landcapes, economic practices, and forms of ...

Author: Michael Dietler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520265516

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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This book looks at the interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean Fance and Etrusdcan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. It focuses on material culture, urban landcapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. It shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. It als oexamines the role these ancient encounters played in the formation of modern European identity, colonial ideology, and practices, enumerating the problems for archaeologists attempting to reexamine these past societies.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeology and Colonialism

Archaeology and Colonialism

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Author: Chris Gosden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521787955

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Categories: Social Science

Comparative Studies in the Archaeology of Colonialism

Comparative Studies in the Archaeology of Colonialism

It was to encourage this type of global thinking about archaeology and the
colonial process and to help break down localism that this volume was conceived
. The editor wanted to bring together papers by a variety of scholars working on
the ...

Author: Stephen L. Dyson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013271443

Category: Archaeology

Page: 183

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Categories: Archaeology

The Archaeology of Difference

The Archaeology of Difference

colonial. impact? Contact. archaeology. and. indigenous. sites. in. southern. New.
South. Wales. SARAH. M.COLLEY. INTRODUCTION The history and
archaeology of European colonial expansion are important because they
illuminate the ...

Author: Anne Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134828425

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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The Archaeology of Difference presents a new and radically different perspective on the archaeology of cross-cultural contact and engagement. The authors move away from acculturation or domination and resistance and concentrate on interaction and negotiation by using a wide variety of case studies which take a crucially indigenous rather than colonial standpoint.
Categories: Social Science

Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology

Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology

processes made more robust by written records and oral sources; and have
bridged archaeology with contemporary ... and reverberates back to the colonial
homeland, all in order to provide archaeological interpretations that are multi-
scalar, ...

Author: Neal Ferris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199696697

Category: Social Science

Page: 511

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Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology explores the archaeologies of daily living left by the indigenous and other displaced peoples impacted by European colonial expansion over the last 600 years. It presents alternative understandings of the rise of European colonization in its shaping of global histories from the last half millennium through archaeological findings, while revising conceptual frameworks for archaeology itself.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Southern Africa

The Archaeology of Southern Africa

CHAPTER I 3 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF COLONIALISM In the early fifteenth
century an impartial observer identifying outside powers with the potential to
colonise southern Africa might have lighted upon China. In a series of voyages
Admiral ...

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521633893

Category: Social Science

Page: 515

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This book provides an archaeological synthesis of Southern Africa.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Spanish and Mexican Colonialism in the American Southwest

The Archaeology of Spanish and Mexican Colonialism in the American Southwest

Pratt and Snow (1988) and D. Snow (1992) provide a stimulating review of
selected archaeological site data and primary documentary sources bearing
upon house form and household economics of the Spanish Colonial period in ...

Author: James E. Ayres

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173008296460

Category: Historic sites

Page: 133

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Categories: Historic sites

The Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial and Mexican Republican Periods

The Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial and Mexican Republican Periods

This , the organizers felt , provided an appropriate forum for what , it was hoped ,
would become a The Archaeology of the Spanish fixture in the SHA meeting
schedule . In all , 15 Colonial and Mexican papers were presented and two ...

Author: Paul Farnsworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001294659

Category: Archaeology

Page: 147

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Categories: Archaeology

Building Colonialism

Building Colonialism

Archaeology and Urban Space in East Africa Daniel T. Rhodes ... The Durable
House: House Society Models in Archaeology. ... —(2006), Moderns Abroad:
Architecture, Cities and Italian Imperialism: Italian Colonialism and Construction ...

Author: Daniel T. Rhodes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472519269

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Building Colonialism draws together the relationship between archaeology and history in East Africa using techniques of artefact, building, spatial and historical analyses to highlight the existence of, and accordingly the need to conserve, the urban centres of Africa's more recent past. The study does this by exploring the physical remains of European activity and the way that the construction of harbour towns directly reflects the colonial mission of European powers in the nineteenth century in Tanzania and Kenya. Based on fieldwork which recorded and analysed the buildings and monuments within these towns it compares the European creations to earlier Swahili urban design and explores the way European commercial trade systems came to dominate East Africa. Based on the kind of Urban Landscape Analyses carried out in the UK and Ireland, Building Colonialism looks at the social and spatial implications of the towns on the Indian Ocean coast which contain centres of derelict and unused buildings dating from East Africa's nineteenth-century colonial era. The book begins by concentrating upon towns in Tanzania and Kenya which were the key entry points into Africa for the nineteenth-century colonial regimes and compares these to later French and Italian colonies and discusses contemporary approaches to the conservation of colonial built heritage and the difficulties faced in ensuring valid participatory protection of the urban heritage resource.
Categories: Social Science

Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginia

Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginia

How can these spiritual expressions on Virginia archaeological sites be
recognized ? To increase the likelihood of recognizing material expressions of
slave spirituality , this research used contextual analysis to make relevant cultural
 ...

Author: Patricia Samford

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UOM:39015074238307

Category: History

Page: 232

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Enslaved Africans and their descendants comprised a significant portion of colonial Virginia populations, with most living on rural slave quarters adjacent to the agricultural fields in which they labored. Archaeological excavations into these home sites have provided unique windows into the daily lifeways and culture of these early inhabitants. A common characteristic of Virginia slave quarters is the presence of subfloor pits beneath the houses. The most common explanations of the functions of these pits are as storage places for personal belongings or root vegetables, and some contextual and ethnohistoric data suggest they may have served as West Africa-style shrines. Through excavations of 103 subfloor pits dating from the 17th through mid-19th centuries, Samford reveals a wealth of data including shape, location, surface area, and depth, as well as contents and patterns of related feature placement. Archaeology reveals the material circumstances of slaves’ lives, which in turn opens the door to illuminating other aspects of life: spirituality, symbolic meanings assigned to material goods, social life, individual and group agency, and acts of resistance and accommodation. Analysis of the artifact assemblages allows the development of hypotheses about how West African, possibly Igbo, cultural traditions were maintained and transformed in the Virginia Chesapeake.
Categories: History