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.

The Archaeology of Colonialism

Author: Claire L. Lyons

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366354

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.

The Archaeology of Colonialism

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

The Archaeology of Colonialism

Author: Barbara L. Voss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503138

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.

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.

The Archaeology of the Colonized

Author: Michael Given

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415369916

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.

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.

The Archaeology and History of Colonial Mexico

Author: Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107111641

Page: 252

View: 219

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

Archaeologies of Colonialism

This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek, and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. Analyzing archaeological data and ...

Archaeologies of Colonialism

Author: Michael Dietler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287576

Page: 480

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This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek, and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. Analyzing archaeological data and ancient texts, Michael Dietler explores these colonial encounters over six centuries, focusing on material culture, urban landscapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. He shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. Archaeologies of Colonialism also examines the role these ancient encounters played in the formation of modern European identity, colonial ideology, and practices, enumerating the problems for archaeologists attempting to re-examine these past societies.

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 ...

The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

Author: Gil Stein

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: 9781930618435

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.

The Global Spanish Empire

Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese
America, edited by Pedro Paolo A. Funari and Maria Ximena Senatore, 1–15.
New York: Springer. Silliman, Stephen W. 2005. “Culture Contact or Colonialism:
 ...

The Global Spanish Empire

Author: Christine Beaule

Publisher: Amerind Studies in Archaeology

ISBN: 0816540845

Page: 320

View: 410

The Global Spanish Empire tackles broad questions about indigenous cultural persistence, pluralism, and place making using a global comparative perspective grounded in the shared experience of Spanish colonialism. Through an expansive range of essays that look at Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, this volume brings often-neglected regions into conversation.

Cosa and the Colonial Landscape of Republican Italy Third and Second Centuries BCE

Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology . van Dommelen , P . 2002 . “ Ambiguous Matters : Colonialism and
Local Identities in Punic Sardinia In The Archaeology of Colonialism , edited by C
. L ...

Cosa and the Colonial Landscape of Republican Italy  Third and Second Centuries BCE

Author: Andrea De Giorgi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0472131540

Page: 310

View: 254

Probes evidence of the rising hegemony that became Rome

Assembling Archaeology

Archaeological studies of sexuality , for instance , have directly considered race
and power dynamics by exploring colonial impacts on identity and experience in
the past , while also challenging the situation through a consideration of the ...

Assembling Archaeology

Author: Hannah Cobb

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198784252

Page: 240

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Assembling Archaeology provides a radical rethinking of the relationships between teaching, researching, digging, and practicing as an archaeologist in the 21st century. The issues addressed here are global and applicable wherever archaeology is taught, practiced, and researched. At its heart this book addresses the undervaluation of teaching, demonstrating that this affects the fundamentals of contemporary archaeological practice and is particularly connected to the lack of diversity in disciplinary demographics. It proposes a solution which is grounded in a theoretical rethinking of archaeological teaching, training, and practice by advocating a holistic 'assemblage' approach which challenges traditional power structures and the global marketization of the higher education system. Drawing on insights from archaeology's current material turn, this book approaches the discipline as a subject of investigation and offers a new perspective founded upon the notion of the learning assemblage, which resituates teaching and learning as a central focus and contributes to broader discourses on critical pedagogy and rhizomatic learning. It ultimately argues for a robust archaeological pedagogy that is rooted in and emergent from the material realities of the profession, and will be valuable to everyone from academia to Cultural Resource Management (CRM), heritage professional to undergraduate student.

The Archaeology of Food and Identity

tivize modern European colonialism and dislodge it from the nearly monopolistic
role that it has come to occupy in the generation of colonial theory . Archaeology
can contribute to this project in several ways . In the first place , it can aid ...

The Archaeology of Food and Identity

Author: Katheryn C. Twiss

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ

ISBN:

Page: 340

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The chapters in this topically and methodologically diverse volume discuss the role food plays in the construction and maintenance of multiple levels of social identity; they also illustrate the myriad ways in which archaeologists may approach the issue. The book includes essays from archaeologists working in a wide range of time periods and areas: prehistorians and historical archaeologists, specialists in the Old World, and experts on the New World. Contributors use diverse data sets to discuss how food-procurement strategies, consumption patterns, and modes of cooking and dining are intertwined with the construction and maintenance of individual and group identities.

Archaeology Below the Cliff

Voss, Barbara L. 2008 The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in
Colonial San Francisco. University of ... In The Archaeology of Colonialism:
Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects, edited by B. Voss and E. Casella, pp. 11
–28.

Archaeology Below the Cliff

Author: Matthew C. Reilly

Publisher: Caribbean Archaeology and Ethn

ISBN: 0817320288

Page: 272

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First book-length archaeological study of a nonelite white population on a Caribbean plantation

Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

... with the relationship between colonialism and archaeology and the
consequent influence of colonialism on archaeological thought—for example,
Chris Gosden, Archaeology and Colonialism: Cultural Contact from 5000 B.C. to
the Present ...

Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Author: Amy Rebecca Gansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190673168

Page: 468

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Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology invites readers to reconsider the contents and agendas of the art historical and world-culture canons by looking at one of their most historically enduring components: the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Ann Shafer, Amy Rebecca Gansell, and other top researchers in the field examine and critique the formation and historical transformation of the ancient Near Eastern canon of art, architecture, and material culture. Contributors flesh out the current boundaries of regional and typological sub-canons, analyze the technologies of canon production (such as museum practices and classroom pedagogies), and voice first-hand heritage perspectives. Each chapter, thereby, critically engages with the historiography behind our approach to the Near East and proposes alternative constructs. Collectively, the essays confront and critique the ancient Near Eastern canon's present configuration and re-imagine its future role in the canon of world art as a whole. This expansive collection of essays covers the Near East's many regions, eras, and types of visual and archaeological materials, offering specific and actionable proposals for its study. Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology stands as a vital benchmark and offers a collective path forward for the study and appreciation of Near Eastern cultural heritage. This book acts as a model for similar inquiries across global art historical and archaeological fields and disciplines.

A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World

This unique book offers a theoretical framework for historical archaeology that explicitly relies on network theory.

A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World

Author: Charles E. Orser Jr.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475789882

Page: 248

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This unique book offers a theoretical framework for historical archaeology that explicitly relies on network theory. Charles E. Orser, Jr., demonstrates the need to examine the impact of colonialism, Eurocentrism, capitalism, and modernity on all archaeological sites inhabited after 1492 and shows how these large-scale forces create a link among all the sites. Orser investigates the connections between a seventeenth-century runaway slave kingdom in Palmares, Brazil and an early nineteenth-century peasant village in central Ireland. Studying artifacts, landscapes, and social inequalities in these two vastly different cultures, the author explores how the archaeology of fugitive Brazilian slaves and poor Irish farmers illustrates his theoretical concepts. His research underscores how network theory is largely unknown in historical archaeology and how few historical archaeologists apply a global perspective in their studies. A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World features data and illustrations from two previously unknown sites and includes such intriguing findings as the provenance of ancient Brazilian smoking pipes that will be new to historical archaeologists.

Unmasking Ideology in Imperial and Colonial Archaeology

Introduction: the global reach of imperial and colonial archaeology / Bonnie Effros and Guolong Lai -- Part I. Defining approaches to imperial and colonial archaeology -- Archaeology and imperialism: from nineteenth-century new imperialism ...

Unmasking Ideology in Imperial and Colonial Archaeology

Author: Bonnie Effros

Publisher: Ideas, Debates, and Perspectiv

ISBN: 9781938770135

Page: 400

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Introduction: the global reach of imperial and colonial archaeology / Bonnie Effros and Guolong Lai -- Part I. Defining approaches to imperial and colonial archaeology -- Archaeology and imperialism: from nineteenth-century new imperialism to twentieth-century decolonization / Margarita Diaz-Andreu -- German archaeology in occupied Europe during World War II: a case of colonial archaeology? / Hubert Fehr -- Part II. Colonialism and nationalism -- Problematizing the encylopedic museum: the Benin bronzes and ivories in historical context / Neil Brodie -- Digging up China: imperialism, nationalism, and regionalism in the Yinxu excavation, 1928-1937 / Guolong Lai -- They have not changed in 2,500 years: art, archaeology and modernity in Iran / Talinn Grigor -- Part III. Indigenous voices -- Colonialist archaeology in the American Southwest / Chip Colwell -- The history of archaeology through the eyes of Egyptians / Wendy Doyon -- Indigenous voices at the margins: nuancing the history of French colonial archaeology in Algeria, 1830-1870 / Bonnie Effros -- Critiquing the discovery narrative of Lady Mungo / Ann McGrath -- Part IV. Archaeology, art, and exoticism -- In the shadow zone of imperial politics: archaeological research in Buryatia from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s / Ursula Brosseder -- Imperial archaeology or an archaeology of exoticism? Victor Segalen's expeditions in early twentieth-century China / Jian Xu -- Four German art historians in Republican China / Lothar von Falkenhausen -- Part V. Colonial and post-colonial legacies -- French archaeology and history in the colonial Maghreb: inheritance, presence, and absence / Matthew McCarty -- The colonial origins of myth and national identity in Uganda / Peter R. Schmidt -- Japanese colonial archaeology in Korea and its legacy / Yangjin Pak -- The cloth of colonization: Peruvian tapestries in the Andes and in foreign museums / Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology

This essential handbook explores the relationship between the postcolonial critique and the field of archaeology, a discipline that developed historically in conjunction with European colonialism and imperialism.

Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology

Author: Jane Lydon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315427680

Page: 525

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This essential handbook explores the relationship between the postcolonial critique and the field of archaeology, a discipline that developed historically in conjunction with European colonialism and imperialism. In aiding the movement to decolonize the profession, the contributors to this volume—themselves from six continents and many representing indigenous and minority communities and disadvantaged countries—suggest strategies to strip archaeological theory and practice of its colonial heritage and create a discipline sensitive to its inherent inequalities. Summary articles review the emergence of the discipline of archaeology in conjunction with colonialism, critique the colonial legacy evident in continuing archaeological practice around the world, identify current trends, and chart future directions in postcolonial archaeological research. Contributors provide a synthesis of research, thought, and practice on their topic. The articles embrace multiple voices and case study approaches, and have consciously aimed to recognize the utility of comparative work and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past. This is a benchmark volume for the study of the contemporary politics, practice, and ethics of archaeology. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress

The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era

A volume in the series the American Experience in Archaeological Perspective, edited by Michael S. Nassaney

The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era

Author: Charles R. Cobb

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780813066196

Page: 286

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Native American populations both accommodated and resisted the encroachment of European powers in southeastern North America from the arrival of Spaniards in the sixteenth century to the first decades of the American republic. Tracing changes to the region's natural, cultural, social, and political environments, Charles Cobb provides an unprecedented survey of the landscape histories of Indigenous groups across this critically important area and time period. Cobb explores how Native Americans responded to the hardships of epidemic diseases, chronic warfare, and enslavement. Some groups developed new modes of migration and travel to escape conflict while others built new alliances to create safety in numbers. Cultural maps were redrawn as Native communities evolved into the groups known today as the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Catawba, and Seminole peoples. Cobb connects the formation of these coalitions to events in the wider Atlantic World, including the rise of plantation slavery, the growth of the deerskin trade, the birth of the consumer revolution, and the emergence of capitalism. Using archaeological data, historical documents, and ethnohistorical accounts, Cobb argues that Native inhabitants of the Southeast successfully navigated the challenges of this era, reevaluating long-standing assumptions that their cultures collapsed under the impact of colonialism. A volume in the series the American Experience in Archaeological Perspective, edited by Michael S. Nassaney