Middle-Range Theory in Historical Archaeology
  • Mark P. Leone
  • Constance A. Crosby


This essay is based on an observation that could be made about many publications in historical archaeology. After all the work is done, it is not clear what has been discovered that was not known before. It is often asked what historical archaeologists have learned that was not already known from other sources. The answer has come back, time and again, that historical archaeology has great potential but does not yet tell us much that was not already known from the documentary record.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark P. Leone
    • 1
  • Constance A. Crosby
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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