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Trigger, Bruce G.

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Works: 181 works in 777 publications in 8 languages and 18,951 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Actor, Other, Instrumentalist, Honoree, Singer, Performer, Contributor
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The Huron farmers of the North by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II: Mesoamerica (Part One), gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state
A history of archaeological thought by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

73 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In its original edition, Bruce Trigger's book was the first even to examine the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in worldwide perspective. Now, in this new edition, he both updates the original work and introduces new archaeological perspectives and concerns. At once stimulating and even-handed, it places the development of archaeological thought and theory within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the author seeks to determine the extent to which these trends were a reflection of the personal and collective interests of archaeologists as these relate -- in the West at least -- to the fluctuating fortunes of the middle classes. Although subjective influences have been powerful, Professor Trigger argues that the gradual accumulation of archaeological data has exercised a growing constraint on interpretation. In turn, this has increased the objectivity of archaeological research and enhanced its value for understanding the entire span of human history and the human condition in general."--Back cover
Ancient Egypt : a social history by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich and extensive floodplain of the River Nile can claim to be the cradle of one of the earliest and most spectacular civilizations of antiquity. Ancient Egypt: A Social History, first published in 1983, presents an innovative perspective on the ancient societies which flourished in the Nile Valley from the Predynastic period to the conquest by Alexander the Great. From the introduction of a subsistence economy through the establishment of the first agricultural communities to the development of urban centres and the political state, this volume traces the process of political, social and economic change. The emphasis on the social and economic aspects of Egyptian society and the integration of archaeological and historical data mark a new departure in Egyptian studies
Natives and newcomers : Canada's "Heroic Age" reconsidered by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-evaluation of the impact of the two cultures - native and European - on each other. A revisionist narrative history of the period providing a detailed survey of the stereotypes of native people that have distorted the development of Canadian history and anthropology, and shows how historical, ethnohistorical, ethnographical, physical anthropological, economic, palaeodemographical, and archaeological approaches can and cannot be combined to produce a more accurate understanding of the past
The children of Aataentsic : a history of the Huron People to 1660 by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and French and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Children of Aataentsic is both a full-scale ethnohistory of the Huron Indian confederacy and a far-reaching study of the causes of its collapse under the impact of the Iroquois attacks of 1649. It draws upon the archaeological context, the ethnography presented by early explorers and missionaries, and the recorded history of contact with Europeans. These sources enable the author to trace the development of the Huron people from the earliest hunting and gathering economies in southern Ontario many centuries before the arrival of the Europeans to their key role in the fur trade in eastern Canada during the first half of the seventeenth century."--Book jacket
Understanding early civilizations : a comparative study by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first detailed comparative study of the seven best-documented early civilizations: ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Shang China, the Aztecs and adjacent peoples in the Valley of Mexico, the Classic Maya, the Inka, and the Yoruba. Unlike previous studies, equal attention is paid to similarities and differences in their sociopolitical organization, economic systems, religion, and culture."--Jacket
Time and traditions : essays in archaeological interpretation by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao lun shu xi fang ren lei xue zhong ying xiang kao gu xue fa zhan de li lun guan dian he cao zuo fang fa, chan ming kao gu xue ying zong he gai gua ren lei wen hua he she hui fa zhan de pu bian fa ze, bing chan ming li shi yu jin hua de hu bu guan xi
Beyond history : the methods of prehistory by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nubia under the pharaohs by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Childe, revolutions in archaeology by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early civilizations : ancient Egypt in context by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartier's Hochelaga and the Dawson Site by James F Pendergast( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and French and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American discovery of ancient Egypt by Los Angeles County Museum of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociocultural evolution : calculation and contingency by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study traces the development of the concept of sociocultural evolution, and relates how it is currently understood, and misunderstood, to the major political and cultural debates of the present day
History and settlement in Lower Nubia by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artifacts & ideas : essays in archaeology by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prehistoric archaeologists cannot observe their human subjects nor can they directly access their subjects' ideas. Both must be inferred from the remnants of the material objects they made and used. In recent decades this incontrovertible fact has encouraged partisan approaches to the history and method of archaeology. An empirical discipline emphasizing data, classification, and chronology has given way to a behaviorist approach that interprets finds as products of ecologically adaptive strategies, and to a postmodern alternative that relies on an idealist, cultural-relativist epistemology based on belief and cultural traditions.In Artifacts and Ideas, Bruce G. Trigger challenges all partisan versions of recent developments in archaeology, while remaining committed to understanding the past from a social science perspective. Over 30 years, Trigger has addressed fundamental epistemological issues, and opposed the influence of narrow theoretical and ideological commitments on archaeological interpretation since the 1960s. Trigger encourages a relativistic understanding of archaeological interpretation. Yet as post-processual archaeology, influenced by postmodernism, became increasingly influential, Trigger countered nihilistic subjectivism by laying greater emphasis on how in the long run the constraints of evidence could be expected to produce a more comprehensive and objective understanding of the past.In recent years Trigger has argued that while all human behavior is culturally mediated, the capacity for such mediation has evolved as a flexible and highly efficient means by which humans adapt to a world that exists independently of their will. Trigger agrees that a complete understanding of what has shaped the archaeological record requires knowledge both of past beliefs and of human behavior. He knows also that one must understand humans as organisms with biologically grounded drives, emotions, and means of understanding. Likewise, even in the absence of data supplied in a linguistic format by texts and oral traditions, at least some of the more ecologically adaptive forms of human behavior and some general patterns of belief that display cross-cultural uniformity will be susceptible to archaeological analysis.Advocating a realist epistemology and a materialist ontology, Artifacts and Ideas offers an illuminating guide to the present state of the discipline as well as to how archaeology can best achieve its goals."--Provided by publisher
The Indians and the heroic age of New France by Bruce G Trigger( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the relations between the Indians and the European settlers of New France
Native shell mounds of North America : early studies( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northeast( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas
Alternative Names
Bruce Graham Trigger

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트리거, 브루스 G

トリッガー, B. G.

トリッガー, ブルース・G.

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Languages
English (399)

French (34)

Italian (12)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (4)

Japanese (2)

Korean (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
A history of archaeological thoughtAncient Egypt : a social historyNatives and newcomers : Canada's "Heroic Age" reconsideredUnderstanding early civilizations : a comparative studyEarly civilizations : ancient Egypt in contextThe American discovery of ancient EgyptSociocultural evolution : calculation and contingencyArtifacts & ideas : essays in archaeology