Latin America (Other Keyword)

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Archaeologies of Latinos in the United States (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Albert Gonzalez.

North-American ethnic archaeologies abound. The last several decades have seen the emergence of African-American and Asian-American archaeologies alongside the initiation of efforts to decolonize the archaeology of Native America. Considering the proliferation of ethnic and revisionist archaeologies, the current absence of any archaeology of Latinos in the historical and contemporary United States is a striking thing. Why has no such field yet been developed? How might such a field come to be...


British Ceramics, Indigenous Miners, and the Commercialization of Daily Practice in Late Colonial Huancavelica (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Douglas K Smit.

Throughout the 18th century, indigenous Andean miners at the Huancavelica mercury mine increasingly entered into wage labor agreements with Spanish mine owners in order to avoid the harsher conditions of the mita labor draft. This shift from forced to free labor increased the circulation of specie within the mining community, and as a result, the miners began increasingly participating in local, regional, and global markets. Drawing upon recent excavations at the indigenous mining settlement of...


Chuck’s Stomping Grounds and Historical Archaeology’s Haunts: Or, How Charles Orser’s Work Haunts Me (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn E Sampeck.

This is an abstract from the "The Transformation of Historical Archaeology: Papers in Honor of Charles E Orser, Jr" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Chuck Orser has taken me all sorts of places, both geographic and intellectual. In fact, he has helped me see the value of connecting concept and place. This paper situates the sociopolitical dynamics of colonialism, Eurocentrism, capitalism, and modernity in their inescapably trans-Atlantic places by...


The Other Half of the Planet: The idea of the Pacific World in Historical Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ross W. Jamieson.

The Pacific Ocean has been an imposing barrier to human travel since the first humans ventured into the region.  It has also been an important route of travel joining vastly different peoples that surround and inhabit it.  The Pacific takes up half the surface of the planet, and yet historical archaeologists have rarely taken the time to treat it as a single entity.  The "Atlantic World," "the Black Atlantic," "Atlantic Worlds" are our stock in trade.  But does the Pacific World exist?  If so,...


Shifting the paradigm of coastal archaeology in Latin America (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andre Carlo Colonese. Cecile Brugere. Rafael Brandi. Arkley Bandeira. Alpina Begossi.

How might knowledge of past fisheries contribute to the future sustainability of modern coastal societies? Small-scale coastal fisheries provide a crucial source of food and livelihood to millions of people living in South America. Such coastal economies are founded on long-established knowledge that is deeply rooted in the past. Whilst marine conservation, dwindling fish stocks and environmental sustainability have driven the research agenda in recent years, government and international...


Tools of Royalization: British Ceramics at a Military Outpost on Roatán Island, Honduras (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lorena D Mihok.

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Crown viewed the Caribbean as the geographical hub within which it would be able to obtain key resources and to challenge the growing power of the Spanish Empire. In 1742, Augusta was established as a British military outpost on Roatán Island, Honduras, because of its strategic location across the Bay of Honduras from the Spanish settlement of Trujillo. In this paper, I use the term "royalization" to refer to the strategies employed by...