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The Archaeology of American Cities - American Experience in Archaeological Perspective (Paperback)
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The Archaeology of American Cities - American Experience in Archaeological Perspective (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 30/09/2015
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American cities have been built, altered, redeveloped, destroyed, reimagined, and rebuilt for nearly 300 years in order to accommodate growing and shrinking populations and their needs.

Urban archaeology is a unique subfield with its own peculiar challenges and approaches to fieldwork. Understanding the social forces that influenced the development of American cities requires more than digging; it calls for the ability to extrapolate from limited data, an awareness of the dynamics that drive urban development, and theories that can build bridges to connect the two.

At the forefront of this exciting field of research, Nan Rothschild and Diana Wall are well suited to introduce this fascinating topic to a broad readership. Following a brief introduction, the authors offer specific case studies of work undertaken in New York, Philadelphia, Tucson, West Oakland, and many other cities. Ideal for undergraduates, The Archaeology of American Cities utilizes the material culture of the past to highlight recurring themes that reflect distinctive characteristics of urban life in the United States.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813061948
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


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"Concisely written, thematically organized, and divided under subheadings, the book provides a solid introduction to the topic, and will be a useful point of reference for students."--"Current World Archaeology"

Concisely written, thematically organized, and divided under subheadings, the book provides a solid introduction to the topic, and will be a useful point of reference for students. "Current World Archaeology"
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Does an admirable job of describing the work of a small group of researchers who are making interesting discoveries in difficult places. "Illinois Archaeology"
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The definitive read for all urban archaeologists. . . . Essential. "Choice"
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An outstanding introduction to a rapidly developing field in archaeology. "American Archaeology"
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An effective synthesis of some of the most influential urban archaeological studies in the United States. "Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology"
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Rothschild and Wall skillfully weave together several important themes that run throughout the work: theoretical understandings of urbanism and cities, the diversity of urban experiences, the multiplicity of ideas about what defined a city at different moments in American history, and the practice of Archaeology in urban environments. "American Antiquity"
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Concisely written, thematically organized, and divided under subheadings, the book provides a solid introduction to the topic, and will be a useful point of reference for students. Current World Archaeology
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The definitive read for all urban archaeologists. . . . Essential. Choice
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Rothschild and Wall skillfully weave together several important themes that run throughout the work: theoretical understandings of urbanism and cities, the diversity of urban experiences, the multiplicity of ideas about what defined a city at different moments in American history, and the practice of Archaeology in urban environments. American Antiquity
"
An effective synthesis of some of the most influential urban archaeological studies in the United States. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
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An outstanding introduction to a rapidly developing field in archaeology. American Archaeology
"
Does an admirable job of describing the work of a small group of researchers who are making interesting discoveries in difficult places. Illinois Archaeology
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"An outstanding introduction to a rapidly developing field in archaeology."--American Archaeology

"Rothschild and Wall skillfully weave together several important themes that run throughout the work: theoretical understandings of urbanism and cities, the diversity of urban experiences, the multiplicity of ideas about what defined a city at different moments in American history, and the practice of Archaeology in urban environments."--American Antiquity

"Concisely written, thematically organized, and divided under subheadings, the book provides a solid introduction to the topic, and will be a useful point of reference for students."--Current World Archaeology

"An effective synthesis of some of the most influential urban archaeological studies in the United States."--Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology

"The definitive read for all urban archaeologists. . . . Essential."--Choice

"Does an admirable job of describing the work of a small group of researchers who are making interesting discoveries in difficult places."--Illinois Archaeology

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