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African Historical Archaeologies (Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology) Paperback – 30 Nov 2003


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"Historical archaeology was created through studies of early Americana by James Deetz and several others. Its primary emphasis on written records of 'historical' periods when Europeans encountered Native people bears a distinctly elitist 'Eurocentric hegemony of reference' that Reid, Lane, and their collaborators challenge in this exceptional collection of essays. Highly recommended." (Social and Behavioral Sciences, 41: 10) "This interesting and varied collection of essays on aspects of historical archaeology in Africa presents recent work all over the continent.(Carmel Schrire; Journal of Anthropological Research, 60: 2004) "Reid & Lane attempt not only to give Africa a place within historical archaeology but also to redefine the subdiscipline in a way that enables African examples to be better understood. They seek to achieve this through a realisation of the temporality of all archaeology and of the material continuity between the past and the present. Thus the volume reinterprets histoircal archaeology variously, wisely avoiding a generalising definition of the subject matter." (Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Antiquity) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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