BOOKS RECEIVED: Hamilakis and Duke, eds., “Archaeology and Capitalism: From Ethics to Politics” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
The editors and contributors to this volume focus on the inherent political nature of archaeology and its impact on the practice of the discipline. Pointing to the disciplines history of advancing imperialist, colonialist, and racist objectives, they insist that archaeology… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jeremy Green, “Maritime Archaeology: A Technical Handbook,” 2nd ed. (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Jeremy Green’s systematic overview of maritime archaeology offers a step-by-step description of this fast-growing field. With new information about the use of computers and Global Positioning Systems, the second edition of this handbook shows how to extract as much information… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marie Louise Stig Srensen and Dacia Viejo Rose, eds., “War and Cultural Heritage: Biographies of Place” (Cambridge UP, 2015)
The reconstruction of society after conflict is complex and multifaceted. This book investigates this theme as it relates to cultural heritage through a number of case studies relating to European wars since 1864. The case studies show in detail how… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Mark P Leone, “Critical Historical Archaeology” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
How can we use the past to make sense of the issues and problems that concern us in the present? Mark Leone, the leading critical theorist in historical archaeology, urges archaeologists to view their discipline as an activist pursuit. This… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Patricia E. Rubertone, ed., “Archaeologies of Placemaking: Monuments, Memories, and Engagement in Native North America” Left Coast Press, 2009)
This collection of original essays explores the tensions between prevailing regional and national versions of Indigenous pasts created, reified, and disseminated through monuments, and Indigenous peoples memories and experiences of place. The contributors ask critical questions about historic preservation and… Read More
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