Interpreting the Early Modern World

Transatlantic Perspectives

  • Mary C. Beaudry
  • James Symonds

Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Country Estates/Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lu Ann De Cunzo, Nedda Moqtaderi
      Pages 3-23
  3. Archaeology of Nineteenth-Century Cities and the Lives of Working People

  4. Contesting Race, Constructing Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Julia A. King, Edward E. Chaney
      Pages 87-112
  5. Gender, Embodiment, Life Course, Materiality, and Identity

  6. Industrial Housing/Landscapes

  7. Commentary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book


Although historical archaeologists often explore similar themes, the intellectual traditions in the United States and the United Kingdom lead to differing interpretations of these themes. The contributions to this innovative volume provide a bridge between a US-based archaeologist and a UK-based archaeologist on the themes of landscape studies, urban archaeology, memory and memorialization, gender studies, the lives of industrial workers, and archaeological biographies. The chapters are not meant to stand in isolation, but rather provide a dialog between both groups. This work explores the strengths of interpretive historical archaeology in the US and the UK, as well as compare and contrast differing approaches. It aims to foster debate and productive collaborations between historical archaeologists from different geographic regions. It will of interest to UK and US-based archaeologists, as well as those performing interpretive historical archaeology in other regions who will benefit from the insights it provides.


Burial Rites Deerfield Industrial Archaeology Interpretive Archaeology Landscape Studies Post-Processualism Processualism

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary C. Beaudry
    • 1
  • James Symonds
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Archaeology, Department of ArchaeologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2., Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

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