Writing the Archaeology of America's Modern Cities
Over the last few decades, archaeologists have contributed a great deal to our understanding of contemporary American cities.
We have just finished writing a book about the work these colleagues have done, based on material they have provided from all over the country, mostly from the grey literature. Their archaeological investigations are informative at two scales of analysis. Some studies, on the macro scale, have encompassed the whole city, and reveal patterns of urban development, structure, and the reworking of the landscape. Others, on a micro scale, have uncovered how the members of different cultural groups
have used materiality to define themselves and others. Although there is enormous variability within these groups, the analyses
also yielded illuminating patterns.
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Writing the Archaeology of America's Modern Cities. Nan Rothschild, Diana Wall. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428669)
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