Unity in Diversity?: A Synthetic Approach to 21st-Century Historical Archaeology

Author(s): Audrey J Horning; Stephen Mrozowski

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Over the past two decades, the practice of historical archaeology has expanded not only geographically, but also thematically and methodologically. In this paper, we first reflect on the different trajectories of growth in the discipline in North America and Europe, considering in particular the role of nationalism and identity politics, as well as contrasting methodologies. From that base, we then consider the welcome expansion of the discipline beyond its EuroAmerican core, identifying key developments, new insights, and the manner in which these new historical archaeologies provide future directions for the whole of the discipline.

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Unity in Diversity?: A Synthetic Approach to 21st-Century Historical Archaeology. Audrey J Horning, Stephen Mrozowski. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449159)

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

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