Orser, Jr., Charles E.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_1343-2

Basic Biographical Information

Charles E. Orser Jr., one of the leading North American proponents of a globally aware historical archaeology of the modern world, was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, in 1950. Orser initially studied history (with minors in geology and English literature) at university, graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in 1972. He then studied for an M.A. in Anthropology at Wayne State University, graduating in 1975. His Doctorate in Anthropology was awarded by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1980; his dissertation was titled An Archaeological and Historical Socioeconomic Analysis of Arikara Mortuary Practice.

Orser’s academic and professional career was initially focused on the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains of the United States. From 1979 to 1980, he was Assistant State Archaeologist in the Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. His first academic post was as Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and...

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References

  1. Orser, C.E., Jr., ed. 1981. A guide for historical archaeology in Illinois. Chicago: Mid-American Research Center, Loyola University of Chicago.Google Scholar
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Further Reading

  1. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1981. Uniting public history and historical archaeology. The Public Historian 3: 75–83.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1988. The archaeological analysis of plantation society: Replacing status and caste with economics. American Antiquity 53: 735–751.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1989. On plantations and patterns. Historical Archaeology 23: 28–40.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1992. Beneath the material surface of things: Commodities, artifacts, and slave plantations. Historical Archaeology 26: 95–104.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1994. Toward a global historical archaeology: An example from Brazil. Historical Archaeology 28: 5–22.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1997. Archaeology and nineteenth-century rural life in County Roscommon. Archaeology Ireland 11: 14–17.Google Scholar
  7. Orser, C.E., Jr. 1998. The archaeology of the African diaspora. Annual Review of Anthropology 27: 63–82.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Orser, C.E., Jr. 2000. Taking the pulse of emerging modernity. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 4: 275–280.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  10. Orser, C.E., Jr. 2003. Race and practice in archaeological interpretation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.Google Scholar
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  15. Orser, C.E., Jr. 2014. Archaeological thinking: How to make sense of the past. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.Google Scholar
  16. Orser, C.E., Jr. 2019. The Janus face of removal. In The archaeology of removal in North America, ed. T. Weik, 216–225. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.Google Scholar
  17. Orser, C.E., Jr., ed. 1996. Images of the recent past: Readings in historical archaeology. Walnut Creek: Altamira.Google Scholar
  18. Orser, C.E., Jr., ed. 2001. Race and the archaeology of identity. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grand Egyptian Museum ProjectHill InternationalCairoEgypt

Section editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Fournier
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  1. 1.Posgrado en ArqueologíaEscuela Nacional de Antropología e HistoriaMéxicoMexico