Histories of Archaeology: A Reader in the History of Archaeology

Paperback | April 9, 2008

EditorTim Murray, Christopher Evans

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In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in the history of the discipline of archaeology. Local, national, and international histories of archaeology that deal with institutions, concepts, categories, and the social and political contexts of archaeological practice have begun toinfluence the development of archaeological theory. This volume contributes to these developments by reprinting 19 significant papers. Spanning much of the last 200 years and global in coverage and outlook, the papers provide a thorough grounding in the historiography of archaeology, and willenhance understanding of the origins and growth of its theory and practice. A general introduction which is itself a contribution to historiography orients readers by outlining core themes and issues in the field.

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In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in the history of the discipline of archaeology. Local, national, and international histories of archaeology that deal with institutions, concepts, categories, and the social and political contexts of archaeological practice have begun toinfluence the development of archaeological ...

Tim Murray is Professor of Archaeology, La Trobe University. Christopher Evans is Executive Director, Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.13 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199550085

ISBN - 13:9780199550081

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1. Tim Murray and Christopher Evans: Introduction: Writing Histories of Archaeology2. Jacob Gruber: Brixham Cave and the Antiquity of Man3. David Clarke: Introduction and Polemic4. Jim Allen: Perspectives of a Sentimental Journey: V. Gordon Childe in Australia 1917-19215. Martin Hall: The Burden of Tribalism: The Social Context of Southern African Iron Age Studies6. Don D. Fowler: Uses of the Past: Archaeology in the Service of the State7. Bettina Arnold: The Past as Propaganda: Totalitarian Archaeology in Nazi Germany8. Tim Murray: The History, Philosophy and Sociology of Archaeology: The Case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act9. Douglas Givens: The Role of Biography in Writing the History of Archaeology10. Michael Dietler: 'Our Ancestors the Gauls': Archaeology, Ethnic Nationalism, and the Manipulation of Celtic Identity in Modern Europe11. Christopher Evans: Archaeology Against the State: Roots of Internationalism12. Suzanne Marchand: Kultur and the World War13. Margarita Diaz-Andreu and Marie Louise Sorensen: Excavating Women: Towards an Engendered History of Archaeology14. Leo Klejn: Gustaf Kossinna (1858-1931)15. Pedro Paul A. Funari: A History of Archaeology in Brazil16. Wiktor Stoczkowski: How to Benefit from Received Ideas17. Bruce Trigger: Historiography18. Marc-Antoine Kaeser: On the International Roots of Prehistory19. Alain Schnapp: Between Antiquarians and Archaeologists - Continuities and Ruptures