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Robert L. Schuyler and the History of Historical Archaeology

Author(s): Benjamin C. Pykles

Year: 2017

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As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Society for Historical Archaeology, it seems appropriate to reflect on the history of historical archaeology at large. Although scholarly works on the history of the field are few, Robert L. Schuyler has been a steady advocate for and contributor to such work throughout his career. Over the last fifty years, he has consistently called for the need to document and preserve the history of the field. Equally important, he made substantial scholarly contributions to the study of the history of historical archaeology at a time when few others were interested or engaged. Far beyond mere historical description, his published works on the history of the field are theoretically rigorous and analytically perceptive. His ideas and thinking on the subject have fundamentally shaped my own perspectives and writing about the history of our field.


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Robert L. Schuyler and the History of Historical Archaeology. Benjamin C. Pykles. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435262)


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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