Historical archaeology in eastern Baltic: some trends and problems

Author(s): Erki Russow

Year: 2013


The archaeology of the recent past (e.g. post-1500) in the eastern Baltic is a rather young area for material culture researchers. Only in the last 15-20 years has post-medieval archaeology gained some attention among archaeologists in the Baltic States, with the primary focus on military objects and certain types of artefacts. To date, no extensive theoretical discussion has been initiated, and the majority of research has limited connection with lobal historical archaeology. There are various reasons for this, from the position of historical archaeology in the nation building of independent states to the organizational aspects of heritage management and research. The present paper will give an overview of recent developments and trends in eastern Baltic historical archaeology, including the discussion how one defines historical archaeology in this region.

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Historical archaeology in eastern Baltic: some trends and problems. Erki Russow. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428409)

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