Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Anthropology

Journal Title

Historical Archaeology

Pub Date

2016

Volume

50

Issue

3

First Page

111

Abstract

The past, present, and future of global historical archaeology is addressed first through a comparative analysis of the development of the discipline in North America and the British Isles, and second by a consideration of the recent expansion of interest around the world and particularly in postcolonial contexts. Drawing from a range of global case studies, it is argued that the most productive way forward for the discipline lies in its ability to engage productively with contemporary societal problems and global challenges in locally rooted and contingent ways.

DOI

10.1007/BF03377337

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