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Buzz-word or paradigm shift? Some comments on "Medieval Archaeology", "Post-medieval Archaeology" and the rise of "Historical Archaeology" (a German perspective)

Author(s): Ulrich Müller

Year: 2013

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In recent years "Historical Archaeology" has undergone a cometlike

rise. Traditional pre- and protohistoric archaeology has had a hard time in

accepting the conceptual design of "Historical Archaeology". Also, other

disciplines (like art history or medieval history) have had issues with a

concept that blurred established chronologies and disciplines. What does

"Historical Archaeology" mean in Germany? A container without contents,

a cross-cultural approach, or a concept that reunites the archaeologies of

periods with a so-called 'dense' tradition? This lecture briefly describe some of these

developments in Germany. Using a range of case studies, different conceptual and

methodological approaches are discussed


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Buzz-word or paradigm shift? Some comments on "Medieval Archaeology", "Post-medieval Archaeology" and the rise of "Historical Archaeology" (a German perspective). Ulrich Müller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428405)


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Debate Theory

Geographic Keywords
Germany Western Europe


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min long: 5.865; min lat: 47.275 ; max long: 15.034; max lat: 55.057 ;

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PaperId(s): 290

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America