Transatlantic Perspectives

Author(s): paul courtney

Year: 2013


This paper will briefly review some of the characteristics of North American, British and Contintental Eropean historical archaeology.from ahistorical perspective.The aim is to provide a background for other more detailed papersin this session on the nature and future direction of European historical arcaheology. There is no coherent Continet-wide approach to historical or post-medievalk arcaheology. Nevertheless, there are widely shared aspects whci serve to distibguish it from North American approaches. In particular the field is deeply linked to the more established field of (later) medieval archaeology In Europe. European arcaheology has also developed in close relation with the humanities, especially history, and social sciences such as sociology and folk studies rather than cultural in the United States.

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Transatlantic Perspectives. paul courtney. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428408)

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Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

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min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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