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Unlocking the past : celebrating historical archaeology in North America

Author: Lu Ann De Cunzo; John H Jameson; Society for Historical Archaeology.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2005.
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"Leading the reader to archaeological sites from Canada to the Caribbean and through time from the era of early Norse voyages to World War II, this book describes compelling discoveries unearthed by archaeologists in search of North America's historical past. The essays challenge our ideas about the continent as they reveal how native and immigrant peoples interacted with their environment and each other over the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lu Ann De Cunzo; John H Jameson; Society for Historical Archaeology.
ISBN: 0813027969 9780813027968
OCLC Number: 57392254
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Society for Historical Archaelogy."
Description: x, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The stuff of histories and cultures / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
PART 1. CULTURES IN CONTACT: MELTING POTS OR NOT? / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
Spaniards and Native Americans at the missions of La Florida / Jerald T. Milanich --
Bioarchaeology of the Spanish missions / Clark Spencer Larsen --
African Americans on Southern plantations / Leland Ferguson, from Uncommon ground, adapted by Lu Ann De Cunzo --
Black seminole freedom fighters on the Florida frontier / Terrance Weik --
The Chinese in the cities of the West / Roberta S. Greenwood --
PART 2. CHALLENING AND CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS: EXPLORING NEW LANDS AND EXPLOITING NEW ENVIRONMENTS / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
Early encounters with a "new" land: Vikings and Englishmen in the North America Arcitc / William Fitzhugh --
Jamestown, Virginia / Andrew Edwards --
The shipwreck of La Salle's La Belle / James E. Bruseth --
Mining the West / R. Scott Baxter, Rebecca Allen --
PART 3. BUILDING CITIES: TALES OF MANY CITIES / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
Quebec City, Canada / William Moss --
New York City / Diana diZerega Wall, Nan A. Rothschild --
Community archaeology in Alexandria, Virginia / Pamela J. Cressey --
Urban life in colonial Charleston, South Carolina / Martha Zierden --
"A place to start from": West Oakland, California / Lu Ann De Cunzo, Mary Praetzellis --
PART 4. MAKING A LIVING IN RURAL AMERICA: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WORK / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
The archaeology of agricultural life / Sara Mascia --
The archaeology of rural industry / David R. Starbuck --
PART 5. CULTURES IN CONFLICT: CONTESTS ON LAND AND AT SEA / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
The archaeology of America's colonial wars / David R. Starbuck --
The Civil War under water / Sarah McDowell, with contributions by Mark Wilde-Ramsing --
Native and "newcomer": battle of little bighorn / Richard A. Fox --
A global contest: World War II / Daniel Lenihan [and others] --
PART 6. UNLOCK THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: FROM THE PAST IN THE PRESENT TO THE FUTURE / Lu Ann De Cunzo --
Conserving our past / Lisa Young --
Historical archaeology that matters beyond academics / Maria Franklin --
The past belongs to us all / John Triggs --
Does historical archaeology really matter in today's world? / Audrey Horning --
Epilogue / John H. Jameson Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Lu Ann De Cunzo and John H. Jameson, Jr.
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