Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters

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What is historical archaeology and why is it important? Well-known archaeologist Barbara Little addresses these key questions for introductory students in this concise, inexpensive, and well-written text. Little covers the goals of historical archaeological work, the kinds of questions it asks, and the ethical and political concerns it raises. She shows what historical archaeology can provide that neither of its parent disciplines can offer alone. Little offers brief snapshots of key American sites: Jamestown, Mission San Luis, West Oakland, the African American Burial Ground, and the Garbage Project, among others. And she shows how historical archaeology is inextricably linked to public education, justice issues, and our collective understanding of the past. As an introductory guide for historical archaeology and similar courses, or as thought-provoking reading for professionals, this volume is unmatched in quality and scope.

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Barbara Little is a historical archaeologist with a long history of federal archaeological service and teaching. She is editor of Public Benefits of Archaeology (Florida, 2002) and coauthor (with Donald Hardesty) of Assessing Site Significance (AltaMira 2000), among other publications.

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"...Little’s book contains a wealth of ideas and thoughtful exploration, relevant well beyond its United States focus. As an archaeologist working within a government context, the book was useful to me in considering how archaeology and heritage management fir within the idea that social change is a desired objective of government action." - Steve Brown, Australasian Historica Archaeology

"The undoubted strength of Historical Archaeology is Little’s clear, concise and chatty writing style, with its frequent use of the first person pronoun. Many first- and second-year undergraduates will find Little’s engaging approach infinitely preferable to the starchier style of more traditional text books." - Australian Archaeology

"Barbara Little is a top US historical archaeologist and this book is a fast-paced, highly readable, and eminently sensible introduction to the subject. What really comes across is her passionate commitment to the idea that archaeology has a central role to play in understanding the recent past." - Current Archaeology

"Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters is a thoroughly engaging text exploring the nature of archaeology of periods thought to be well known through documentary evidence and discussing how we handle the archaeology of that past. Succinctly and concisely written..." - Archaeology Ireland

"Barbara Little's book is easy to read and raises the readers's consciousness about the value of historic archaeology. It is a must read for both aspiring and experienced historical archaeologists as well as archaeologists passionate about their prehistoric archaeology." - Newsletter of the Archaeological Society of Maryland

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