The Material Culture of Steamboat Passengers

Archaeological Evidence from the Missouri River

  • Annalies Corbin

Part of the The Plenum Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 21-27
  3. Pages 29-50
  4. Pages 51-69
  5. Pages 71-75
  6. Pages 77-87
  7. Pages 101-108
  8. Pages 109-113
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 115-237

About this book


For many years, one of my favorite classroom devices in historical archaeology was to ask the students to imagine that they had to make the choice between saving—from some unnamed calamity—all master’s theses or all doctoral disser tations in anthropology, but not both. Like good students, they usually looked to their Ph.D. holding professor and chose the dissertations. Much to their surprise, Iwouldrespondthatthetheseswould win withouteventakingtime to ponderthe issue. The issue is clearly one of often naïve and rarely eloquent theses full of good primary data versus sometimes more sophisticated and better written works full of irrelevant theory and meaningless statistics. Perhaps this is an overstate ment of the situation, but it is not too far offthe mark. The University Microfilms International efforts to make the titles of disser tations in North America and the English speaking portions of Europe available through Dissertation Abstracts is commendable. With only one minor exception, dissertations in historical and underwater archaeology in the United States are to be found listed in Dissertation Abstracts and thus are available for purchase.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Annalies Corbin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IdahoMoscow

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46168-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47171-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7758
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