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The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology$
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Robbie Ethridge and Eric E. Bowne

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401629

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401629.001.0001

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“History,” “Prehistory,” and Landscapes of Practice

“History,” “Prehistory,” and Landscapes of Practice

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(p.151) 7 “History,” “Prehistory,” and Landscapes of Practice
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The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology
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John E. Worth

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401629.003.0008

The primary legitimate distinction between history and prehistory has always been methodological, based on differing degrees of direct or indirect access to what people did and thought in the past. Moreover, if we view culture as an emergent phenomenon that is manifested through the socially contextualized actions and thoughts of individuals over the course of their lifetimes, then culture has always had both historical and processual dimensions. This chapter explores archaeological approaches to using the material traces of collective individual practices as the cumulative result of individual and social histories and processes at varying temporal, spatial, and social scales.

Keywords:   history, prehistory, culture, social histories

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