Introduction: Mobilities in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology

  • Mary C. BeaudryEmail author
  • Travis G. Parno
Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA, volume 35)


This collection of essays draws inspiration from current archaeological interest in the movement of individuals, things, and ideas in the recent past. Movement is fundamentally concerned with the relationship(s) among time, object, person, and space. Contemporary scholarship has highlighted the enmeshed nature of people and things (Olsen, 2010), with a particular focus on temporality as an expression of overlapping durational flows (Olivier, 2004, 2008). In our globalized world, archaeologists of the recent past are faced with a proliferation of movement episodes that shaped and are shaping the archaeological record (cf. Sheller & Urry, 2006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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