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The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology

Robbie Ethridge and Eric E. Bowne


The primary purpose of this edited volume is to formalize as a theory the historical turn in southeastern archaeology (and American archaeology) and provide a number of case studies illustrating the use of the theory in the region. In previous decades, archaeologists and other scholars studying what is commonly termed “prehistoric” America emphasized long-term, evolutionary change and adaptation, and archaeologists conceptualized pre-colonial societies like living organisms adapting to environmental challenges rather than as collections of people responding to historical trends and forces. The ... More

Keywords: ancient America, southeastern archaeology, prehistory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401629
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robbie Ethridge, editor
University of Mississippi

Eric E. Bowne, editor
University of Central Arkansas

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