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Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Sarah E. Price and Philip J. Carr


What are mundane or everyday matters of the ancient and historical past? Why are these mundane matters important to archaeology? Southeastern archaeologists too often talk to each other in a language of types and time periods. This results in people, and their actions and behaviors, becoming lost in the welter of artifacts, data, and jargon. Centering the archaeological discussion on the everyday affords a vantage point from which archaeologists can think about the artifacts and conceptions of the past in new ways. Indeed, although the contributors to the volume are united under a common theme ... More

Keywords: Mundane and everyday matters, Ancient past, Southeastern archaeologists, Non-archaeological audience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400219
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah E. Price, editor
Wiregrass Archaeological Consulting

Philip J. Carr, editor
University of South Alabama

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1 Why the Archaeology of Everyday Matters?

Sarah E. Price and Philip J. Carr

2 When the Levee Breaks

D. Shane Miller and Jesse Tune

3 Chaos Theory and the Contact Period in the Southeast

Christopher R. Moore, Jayur Madhusudan Mehta, Bryan S. Haley, and David J. Watt

5 The Daily Lives of Early Archaic Foragers in the Mid-South

Kandace D. Hollenbach and Stephen B. Carmody

7 Maintaining Relations with Deer

Christopher R. Moore and Richard W. Jefferies

9 Crafting Everyday Matters in the Middle and Late Woodland Periods

Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Martin Menz, and Lori O’Neal

10 Stone Tool Life Meets Everyday Life

Philip J. Carr and Andrew P. Bradbury

12 Mound Building as Daily Practice

Tristam R. Kidder and Sarah C. Sherwood

13 Gathering in the Late Woodland

Casey R. Barrier and Megan C. Kassabaum

14 Matters and Mattering

Beth A. Conklin

15 The Everyday Archaeologist Matters

Sarah E. Price and Philip J. Carr