Histories of Archaeology: A Reader in the History of Archaeology

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Tim Murray, Christopher Evans
OUP Oxford, Sep 4, 2008 - History - 485 pages
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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 to influence 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 coverageand outlook, the papers provide a thorough grounding in the historiography of archaeology, and will enhance 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 issuesin the field.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Brixham Cave and the Antiquity of Man 1965
13
3 Introduction and Polemic 1968
46
V Gordon Childe in Australia 19171921 1981
58
The Social Context of Southern African Iron Age Studies 1984
72
Archaeology in the Service of the State 1987
93
Totalitarian Archaeology in Nazi Germany 1990
120
The Case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882 1990
145
Towards an Engendered History of Archaeology 1998
279
14 Gustaf Kossinna 18581931 2001
312
15 A History of Archaeology in Brazil 2001
328
16 How to Benefit from Received Ideas 2001
346
17 Historiography 2001
360
18 On the International Roots of Prehistory 2002
378
19 Between Antiquarians and ArchaeologistsContinuities and Ruptures 2002
392
Original Publication Details
406

9 The Role of Biography in Writing the History of Archaeology 1992
177
Archaeology Ethnic Nationalism and the Manipulation of Celtic Identity in Modern Europe 1994
194
Roots of Internationalism 1995
222
12 Kultur and the World War 1996
238

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Tim Murray is Professor of Archaeology, La Trobe University.

Christopher Evans is Executive Director, Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge.

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