People with history: An update on historical archaeology in the United States

@article{Little1994PeopleWH,
  title={People with history: An update on historical archaeology in the United States},
  author={Barbara J. Little},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  year={1994},
  volume={1},
  pages={5-40}
}
  • B. Little
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Historical archaeology has expanded greatly in the past decade. This essay discusses some of the trends and themes that have become important in historical archaeology in the United States since 1982. The first section briefly assesses the field. The second discusses capitalism as one theme that may serve to unify research. Cross-cultural research, integrative analyses, and the concepts of power and ideology are central to this theme. The third section is a brief case study concerning the… Expand
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