Historical Archaeology

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 147–151 | Cite as

Disparate Diasporas and Vindicationist Archaeologies: Some Comments on Excavating America’s Metaphor

  • Jamie C. Brandon


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie C. Brandon
    • 1
  1. 1.Arkansas Archeological Survey and Southern Arkansas UniversityMagnoliaUSA

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