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Robert L. Schuyler and the Emergence of an Archaeology of Ethnicity: "A topic of interest to both the profession and the public"

Author(s): Anna Agbe-Davies

Year: 2017

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Robert Schuyler has been at the forefront, not only of historical archaeology, but also the archaeology of ethnicity.  Although historical archaeology had examined intercultural settings (the very stuff of ethnicity) from its inception, these themes were under-articulated in its early years.  One of the earliest steps towards a research agenda was Schuyler’s edited volume Archaeological Perspectives on Ethnicity in America.  This paper examines the themes of his contributions to that publication, before turning to a discussion of how such ideas have unfolded in the field since that time.  Themes to be addressed include: negotiating the uneasy marriage between our primary data sets (texts and material culture); the range of problems that might be addressed under the umbrella of an "archaeology of ethnicity;" and what we might learn by producing historic ethnographies of ethnicity in the modern world.


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Robert L. Schuyler and the Emergence of an Archaeology of Ethnicity: "A topic of interest to both the profession and the public". Anna Agbe-Davies. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435260)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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