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City Formation in the Nineteenth Century Eastern United States:  Asheville, North Carolina as an Example of Urban Formation Processes in the Margin. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lotte E. Govaerts.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, the Asheville Basin did not see its first permanent Euro-American settlement until the 1780s.  Over the following century, a relatively isolated mountain community transformed into the prosperous city of Asheville.  This evolution was shaped by factors such as local climate and landscape in combination with diverse regional, national, and global influences such as increased industrialization, technological innovations, changing...

Collapse, or Drastic Socio-cultural Transformation?: Some Cases from Japanese Prehistory (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Koji Mizoguchi.

This is an abstract from the "Current Issues in Japanese Archaeology (2019 Archaeological Research in Asia Symposium)" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper proposes to redefine 'collapse' as a type of human responses to changes that happen to the (variously perceived, experienced and utilized) environment in which we live. It is argued that the phenomena commonly termed as 'collapses', such as the disintegration of settlement systems and the...

Garnets for the Vikings: Charismatic jewellery and family memories in early Viking Age Scandinavia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Zanette Glørstad.

The paper presents how continental-inspired elite jewellery from the Merovingian period (550-800AD) continued to play an important role in the Viking Age Scandinavia (800 -1050 AD).The so-called "disc-on-bow" brooch were covered with garnets, and is one of the most spectacular jewellery types we know from this period in Europe. They nevertheless appear in a number of female graves from the Viking Age, revealing traces of having been used a long time, most likely passed down through several...

Negotiating the transformation of a workspace into a classroom and museum at James Madison's Montpelier (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine E Seeber.

James Madison’s Montpelier is the plantation home of the forth president of the United States, and author of the U.S. Constitution. The historic home is located in the Piedmont Region of Virginia, and has had an archaeology program since 1985. Throughout the years, like any department it underwent a multitude of changes from the beginning to present. However, for the last several years we have employed a vigorous public archaeology program educating all ranges of people from archaeology...

People without Collapse: An Introduction (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Paris. Elizabeth Brite.

Eric Wolf's seminal work, Europe and the People Without History (1982), drew our attention to the periphery as an important locus of anthropological inquiry. By examining "people without history," Wolf was able to show that social complexity before the modern era was not a process that laid solely in the development and decline of isolated societies. Rather, both ancient and modern forms of social complexity rest upon the interconnections among peoples at global scales. This perspective has...

"We ask only that you come to us with an open heart and an open mind": The transformative power of an archaeology of heart. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tanja Hoffmann.

Indigenous scholars propose that the outside researchers most useful to indigenous communities are those willing to engage in a process of self-discovery and transformation. These researchers are willing to learn from, not just about, the people they work with. This paper contemplates the challenges and opportunities that arise when archaeologists embark on this transformative journey. I use personal examples drawn from two decades of conducting archaeology with and for indigenous communities to...