Doing Historical Archaeology: Exercises Using Documentary, Oral, and Material Evidence by Russell J. BarberDoing Historical Archaeology: Exercises Using Documentary, Oral, and Material Evidence by Russell J. Barber

Doing Historical Archaeology: Exercises Using Documentary, Oral, and Material Evidence

byRussell J. Barber

Paperback | February 16, 1994

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Appropriate for the upper level Historical Archaeology or Archaeological Field Methods courses taught in anthropology departments. This exercise book provides a cross-section of the diverse kinds of work that historical archaeologists actually do, and illustrates the different paradigms current in historical archaeology today.
Title:Doing Historical Archaeology: Exercises Using Documentary, Oral, and Material EvidenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:February 16, 1994Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:0131760335

ISBN - 13:9780131760332

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Table of Contents



Introduction.

I. WRITTEN AND ORAL SOURCES.

 1. Source Analysis.

 2. Toponymy.

 3. Oral History.

 4. Probate Inventories and Acculturation.

 5. Integrating Documents and Archaeological Data.

II. SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND STRATIGRAPHY.

 6. Regional Settlement Pattern Analysis.

 7. Analysis of Community Patterning.

 8. Social Analysis of Architecture.

 9. Stratigraphy.

III. FOODWAYS.

10. Faunal Analysis.

11. Inferring Alcohol Usage from Artifacts.

IV. THE ANALYSIS OF PORTABLE ARTIFACTS.

12. Artifact Identification.

13. Typology.

14. Pipestem Dating.

15. Mean Ceramic Dating.

16. Similiary Seriation.

17. Functional Analysis.

V. CEMETERY STUDIES.

18. Frequency Seriation with Grave Marker Data.

19. Cemetery Demography.

20. Estimation of Social Status with Cemetery Data.

21. Inferring Ideology from Grave Markers.

Appendix A. Planning Your Research.

Appendix B. Sampling.

Appendix C. Basic Descriptive Statistics and Other Relevant Arithmetic.

Appendix D. Writing Your Reports.

Appendix E. Glossary of Terms Used to Describe Cemeteries and Grave Markers.

From Our Editors

This exercise book was assembled to provide you with a cross-section of the diverse sorts of things historical archaeologists do.